The Arcade Fire is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising band members Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, and Jeremy Gara. Their first album "Funeral" is released in September 2004.
1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
2. Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
3. Une Annee Sans Lumiere
4. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
5. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
6. Crown Of Love
7. Wake Up
9. Rebellion (Lies)
10. The Backseat
Songs featured on their Funeral CD have also been played on runway shows like Marithé Et FRANÇOIS Girbaud Spring/Summer 2006 and Chloé Fall/Winter 2006. I think I remember reading somewhere that Narciso Rodriguez (or possibly someone else ) also love them and played their songs in one of his runways shows . (I guess that's why I started listening )
What are your opinions on the band? (I just them.)
I love love LOVE em. I saw them 2 years ago when they had just realese their album and they played in this little tinny venue. I was front row and I even got a chance to talk to the guys and tell them how great they were. One of the most amazing live band.
Do you guys know why they have not been touring? are the recording?
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) is such a beautiful song... I don't know whether it's my favorite, but it's probably the one I play most often. David Bowie was my primary introduction to them, after I read that he fronted the band during a few performances. Or my reintroduction, since I'm sure I'd heard of them before the name actually stuck, but what can I say: I thought Bowie must know good music. And that's held true...
It flung up momently the sacred river.
i always thought we had a very well-developed thread on them.
that's strange, they're mentioned in plenty of threads.
i like them a lot, but still feel they're over-rated -- well, i'm just not sure why they've got so much attention in the popular stream when similar musicians go almost unnoticed.
laika motivates me to do things like nobody's business
I've thought they had a thread already as well, a multiple page thread, but I'm probaly wrong as well. Hmm, well when I first saw/heard the Arcade Fire I wasnt too interested because Muchmusic(MTV Canadian equivalent) were playing their video for Neighbourhood 3 every couple of hours....and I dont give anything on that channel much of a chance.. After a month or so, I heard Rebellion and Neighbourhood 1 on my own by an off chance and thought it was great, later learning that they were the band I was avoiding on Muchmusic for the last few weeks..
For favourites, I'm partial to Neighbourhoods #1 #2 and especially #3, Rebellion (lies),
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