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Win Butler joins Future Islands for surprise performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You)” — watch

on June 15, 2015, 3:15pm

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Seeing as how Arcade Fire has been relatively quiet since the release of 2013’s Reflektor, fans might think that Win Butler’s just been doing much of nothing lately or too preoccupied playing fun games of pick-up basketball with some famous friends. They would be wrong.

Over the last few months, the frontman’s kept up a busy schedule that includes the opening of his own restaurant, DJ gigs and remixes of Kanye West and Beck, and the launching of the artist-oriented streaming service TIDAL. Somehow, amidst all those projects, Butler’s been able to carve out enough time to kick it with his pals — specifically Future Islands.

Butler made a cameo at a private Future Islands show in Vermont last Friday. He briefly joined the band on stage during “Seasons (Waiting On You)”, rattling off a few lines before nonchalantly exiting towards the backstage area. The Arcade Fire member didn’t whip out any wild dance moves à la Samuel T. Herring, but it was a cool performance nonetheless, much like his surprise Future Islands appearance last September. Watch fan-caught footage below.

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