Turns out Arcade Fire didn't sign off on the use of "No Cars Go" after all. The band did not clear Fox Sports to use the song for its Super Bowl promos. The folks at Pitchfork must have breathed a sigh of relief after they sweated all morning through their American Apparel hoodies. The band is even considering legal action against the Rupert Murdoch empire.
That would be a bad ass trial. The Arcade Fire could show up all dressed like a traveling 1920's evangelical church group like they always do. Then that guy in the band that runs around banging one lonely drum can run up and down the courtroom, ending in a rapturous, life-affirming out-of-court settlement.
Pitchfork will no doubt give the trial a 5.0 rating, deeming it derivative of earlier court cases. – Craig Hlavaty
The offending video in question:
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