Published Jan 31, 2011French director Vincent Moon is the mastermind behind La Blogotheque's Take Away Shows series, where he documents performances from indie bands in a unique location. One group he worked with on the Take Away Shows, and later on the film Mirror Noir, were the Arcade Fire. However, it appears their relationship has soured, as Moon spread some less than kind gossip about Arcade Fire in a recent interview with Eye Weekly.
Here's the full, uncut quote peeled straight from Eye Weekly:
They're not good people, that's it. And I don't mean the whole band -- I mean the leaders of the band and their management. What I hate about the band now is that people call them an indie band and they're not an indie band, they are a mainstream band. Maybe they're on an indie label but that doesn't mean anything. Those guys are just making things on a very big level, a very mainstream way of thinking. The way they deal with their business is really disgusting, for me. The way they deal with things is awful. Their management are awful, awful people, and I know what I'm talking about. I have some really terrible stories with them.
Because Moon is being so vague, it's hard to know what turned the director off from the beloved Montreal indie rockers. Maybe he's just bummed that the band would rather work with Terry Gilliam and Spike Jonze now. Either way, we would love to hear some of these "really terrible stories." Here's hoping Moon starts video blogging.
UPDATE: Arcade Fire manager Scott Rodgers has responded to Moon's comments. You can read the response here.