Will Butler

A Few Recent Indie Releases

By Alyson Camus | September 26, 2020

singles or tracks off upcoming or recently released albums

Will Butler’s All-Metaphors Review Of Grimes’ ‘Art Angels’

By Alyson Camus | November 13, 2015

‘In Art Angels, Grimes is coming, to a large extent, from the world of 2000s pop, but she creates a giant, esoteric, viable world teeming with all sorts of poisonous Jurassic life. My problem — my personal problem — is that I grew up prejudiced against 2000s pop…,’

Will Butler At The Troubadour, Wednesday May 27th 2015, Review

By Alyson Camus | May 29, 2015

I saw Will at the Troubadour last night, and it was a very pleasant show, laid back and filled with humor and energy, a very intimate one too, as I was standing as close as you can get, still mad at the strict policy of the Troubadour not allowing decent cameras inside (I never have this problem when I go to a show on the eastside) and imagining all the good shots I could have made of Will’s funny poses and comic moves.

Listen To Will Butler’s Three Last Songs For The Guardian

By Alyson Camus | March 1, 2015

‘The words to today’s song are taken from Psalm 137. It’s a song of sorrow and rage from the mouth of a refugee whose city has been destroyed. The sorrow portion of the psalm is extremely famous and often quoted – ”How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?”

Will Butler’s Second Guardian-News-Inspired Song: ‘Waving Flag’

By Alyson Camus | February 26, 2015

Butler wrote the song after reading about the repatriation of the body of anti Apartheid hero Moses Kotane from Russia to South Africa. Kotane was a great influence on Nelson Mendela and he was also a communist, which first confused Butler

Will Butler’s First Guardian-Story Song: ‘Clean Monday’

By Alyson Camus | February 25, 2015

‘I’m rooting for Greece. I mean, broadly, who the hell isn’t rooting for Greece? Even if you’re super right wing, or super German, or super capitalist you probably don’t want Greece tumbling out of the Euro and defaulting on its debts.

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler To Write A Song A Day About A Guardian News Story

By Alyson Camus | February 24, 2015

I just wonder what subjects he will pick, it’s difficult to be optimistic about another ISIS beheading. Take any headlines on the Guardian website today, ‘South Sudan gunmen kidnap at least 89 boys from village near Malakal’, ’14-year-old Palestinian jailed for stone-throwing maintains innocence’ ‘Jewish magazine in Germany to be delivered in plain envelopes’ … ouch!

Arcade Fire's Will Butler Releases A Christmas Song

By Alyson Camus | December 27, 2014

Will Butler, Win’s little brother, is starting to have a sort of solo career, as he will release his own album in 2015, followed by a tour to support it, and he has just released a Christmas song, appropriately for the season… At this time of the year, not much is going on in the music world,…

Will Butler's Upcoming Album (And Listen To A First Song 'Take My Side')

By Alyson Camus | November 26, 2014

Policy is American music—in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, the Breeders, the Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, the Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (which counts).’