Vincent Moon, French filmmaker best known for working with La Blogotheque on their Take Away Shows has decided that it was time to finally insult Arcade Fire. After working with them a four years ago, he has now ripped on Arcade Fire in an interview with Eye Weekly. After being asked if he regrets his previous work now that he is not interested in Western music, he answered that when working with Arcade Fire things didn’t go as planned and responded by saying:
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.
I’m one of the so called “not good people”. Can we get the camera equipment you stole from the band returned yet? Perhaps if your drug habit could be contained you may actually be able to complete a film. We should have taken advice from our other friends who worked with you who advised us not to. But we thought it would be great. Unfortunately, we were wrong. Your move to “art films,” that wouldn’t by any chance be circumstantial, as no one is prepared to hire or commission you any more?
Telling the truth. It’s not that hard, Vincent.
Now, can we get our equipment back?
Remember when Wayne Coyne also mouthed off about how terrible they are? Either this could be two separate instances of people not liking Arcade Fire or they’re awful people (just kidding, I don’t know them at all). I wonder how long this will play out? This is a video of their collaboration below.