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Release date: 
November 25, 2014
Total songs: 
Rock/Pop, Alternative
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Take My Side - Single

With Arcade Fire’s extensive Reflektor tour finally over, the Montreal collective’s taking a bit of a break. Band member + multi-instrumentalist Will Butler took advantage of the downtime and recorded a debut solo record, Policy, in the span of a week in Jimi Hendrix’s old living room at Electric Lady Studios. While the disc won’t be available until March 10 2015, we get an early taste with a teaser video (cut together with incredibly short snippets) and the first single “Take My Side”. The track is radically different than his Grammy-nominated work in Arcade Fire or his Oscar-nominated scoring efforts (for the film Her, with Owen Pallett) – “Take My Side” is a jittery rock’n’roll banger, produced so minimally and raw that it could almost pass for a White Stripes cover. Stream it over on Soundcloud and follow him on Twitter for updates on the new album.