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Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Film Student on December 15, 2004, 12:47:13 PM
Everyone seems to be wetting themselves over this new band from Montreal, but does anybody besides myself think that they sound like a cheap derivative of Bright Eyes?

My roommate can't get enough of them, and the press is going crazy over "Funeral", but I really don't get it...

Edit:  For example, the song "Crown of Love" is shamelessly similar to Bright Eyes' "Fuck My Face, Fuck My Name", almost to the point of being offensive
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Sleuth on December 15, 2004, 02:12:55 PM
Bright Eyes doesn't really have an original sound to begin with, though.  Can't you just like BOTH?
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Post by: RegularKarate on December 15, 2004, 03:02:54 PM
yeah, seriously... Bright Eyes' is only uniquely whiney and not even that uniquely.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Film Student on December 15, 2004, 03:16:06 PM
Bright Eyes isn't original by any means, but they have a unique sound and Conor Oberst has an extremely unique voice (albeit a whiney one, but unique nonetheless).  

The fact that Bright Eyes is the quintessential indie band of right now (whether you like them or not) means that lesser bands are going to naturally rip their sound.  Much like The Strokes may not be original, but once they became popular a whole slew of cheap knock-offs popped up (Jet, Rooney, etc), I think the Arcade Fire is capitalizing on Bright Eyes popularity.  Nothing new or anything, I was just venting frustration at what I see as a highly overrated band making waves yet again.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Ghostboy on December 15, 2004, 04:01:10 PM
That's funny, I never even thought about them in comparsion to Bright Eyes before (although I see where you're coming from). Seemed more like a cross of White Stripes and Polyphonic Spree to me, but god, that's a horrible description. Anyway, I loved Funeral. Lovely album.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Pedro on December 15, 2004, 05:11:20 PM
Quote from: Film Student
For example, the song "Crown of Love" is shamelessly similar to Bright Eyes' "Fuck My Face, Fuck My Name", almost to the point of being offensive


the obvious similarity between "false advertising" and "crown of love" is that both are in 3/4 time.  in addition to this there is some similar instrumentation (they both have a string section, for example).  but that's about all they do have in common...you could say that they both have a similar type of crescendo, but "crown of love"'s changes time signatures to 4/4 and really blows "false advertising" away at that point.

Quote from: Film Student
The fact that Bright Eyes is the quintessential indie band of right now (whether you like them or not) means that lesser bands are going to naturally rip their sound. Much like The Strokes may not be original, but once they became popular a whole slew of cheap knock-offs popped up (Jet, Rooney, etc), I think the Arcade Fire is capitalizing on Bright Eyes popularity. Nothing new or anything, I was just venting frustration at what I see as a highly overrated band making waves yet again.


I'm not really sure what makes Bright Eyes the "quintessential" indie band right now, and I would also say that the whole saddle creek gang seems to be losing steam at this point of the "indie rock game".  But it's not really the "sound" that The Arcade Fire (or bright eyes, really) has that makes them good.

It's the songwriting.  It's the emotion that is exuded in the preformances.  It's the texture...The melodies punch through all the songs and captivate people.  All of the songs swell with layer upon layer of excellent instrumentation that sinks a hook into listeners from the first time on.

I promise, the album will be thirty times better when you stop comparing it Bright Eyes.  Actually, it'll be even better if you don't compare it to anything.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on December 15, 2004, 10:37:11 PM
yeah i never noticed any of those comparisons, but the singer kind of sounds a bit like david byrne at times.  i dont think they're that great so far, but i have kept listening to it waiting for something to reveal itself to me.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: meatwad on December 15, 2004, 10:54:37 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
the singer kind of sounds a bit like david byrne at times. .


David Byrne is a big fan, and they have been covering "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" at their shows recently.  

here (http://www.bradleysalmanac.com/songs/ArcadeFire-Boston/05-TheArcadeFire-ThisMustBeThePlace(live).mp3)  is the mp3
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Film Student on December 17, 2004, 05:14:40 PM
After the polite rebuke I received in this thread, I went back and listened to them again...  I can see now that the Bright Eyes likening was a very shallow half-assed comparison, but I'm still completely underwhelmed by the album.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: pete on December 22, 2004, 02:23:33 PM
yeah bright eyes is only as good as its clever lyrics and semi-catchy melodies.
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Post by: Pedro on December 23, 2004, 05:31:57 PM
Quote from: pete
yeah bright eyes is only as good as its clever lyrics and semi-catchy melodies.

what does that mean?
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Post by: pete on December 23, 2004, 05:53:54 PM
that means their songs won't get much better than One Foot In Front of Another, for better or worse.
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Post by: Pedro on December 23, 2004, 06:18:10 PM
Quote from: pete
that means their songs won't get much better than One Foot In Front of Another, for better or worse.

that's cool
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Post by: modage on January 24, 2005, 04:24:14 PM
okay after months, they finally clicked for me a few weeks ago.  now i think they're pretty great.  well, maybe theyre not even that great but i think i really like them.  there is something about it that makes you want to keep listening to it like there might be little things hidden in the song you want to discover.  rebellion (lies) is like the highlight of the album by far for me.  if their next album has 11 songs as strong as this one, it could make them a lot more peoples favorite band.  also got their ep which they released before their album and its easy to see how they couldve been another average indie band had they stayed at that level.  but the jump in quality of songwriting/texture/everything from those EP songs to the album is huge, so that makes me think that they are deserving of the praise.  their show is super sold out and has been since a few weeks ago when i first heard about it and checked into getting tickets.  i was thinking about going early and trying to get in but i dont know if i feel like putting forth the effort.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Sigur Rós on January 25, 2005, 09:03:29 AM
They remind me of Talking Heads...and reminding old Sigur of Talking Heads ain't bad..

....maybe they also sound a little like Broken Social Scene. Anyway, I like the album.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Two Lane Blacktop on January 25, 2005, 09:07:58 AM
I've been dutifully playing "Funeral" for a couple of weeks now, and while it's not bad, I can't say that I see what all the fuss is about.  I'm glad I wasn't the only one to see the Talking Heads connection, mainly in the vocals.  I'd rather listen to "Fear Of Music" any day, though.  

2LB
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Gamblour. on February 12, 2005, 01:09:40 PM
Did anyone see them on Conan? I downloaded their performance, I have to say it was about the weirdest fucking assortment of characters. Those two guys beating on anything that makes noise, the headbanging violinists, the shaky-voiced guitarist.....man that was bizarre. It was unbelievably chaotic (I can't even imagine how they write songs together), but strangely some music was coming through. I bet it makes for a great show. BUT I wouldn't say that I liked them.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: socketlevel on February 12, 2005, 06:47:02 PM
Quote from: Gamblor not so gone.
Did anyone see them on Conan? I downloaded their performance, I have to say it was about the weirdest fucking assortment of characters. Those two guys beating on anything that makes noise, the headbanging violinists, the shaky-voiced guitarist.....man that was bizarre. It was unbelievably chaotic (I can't even imagine how they write songs together), but strangely some music was coming through. I bet it makes for a great show. BUT I wouldn't say that I liked them.


i thought she sounded like shit but everyone else was good.

-sl-
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on February 13, 2005, 12:20:41 AM
yeah i saw it.  i thought they were pretty good.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Pedro on April 06, 2005, 10:55:24 PM
they made the cover of time magazine now.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: deathnotronic on April 06, 2005, 11:01:08 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Ain'tWorthADollar
Did anyone see them on Conan? I downloaded their performance, I have to say it was about the weirdest fucking assortment of characters. Those two guys beating on anything that makes noise, the headbanging violinists, the shaky-voiced guitarist.....man that was bizarre. It was unbelievably chaotic (I can't even imagine how they write songs together), but strangely some music was coming through. I bet it makes for a great show. BUT I wouldn't say that I liked them.


(http://img10.exs.cx/img10/3674/arcadeconan7kj.gif)
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2005, 11:01:38 PM
well, it's official. OVERRATED.
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Post by: Pedro on April 06, 2005, 11:08:22 PM
Actually, no.  but over publicized.
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Post by: Stefen on April 06, 2005, 11:11:49 PM
Oh, snap. Do I hear a banner title?! Overcized! Like most of the posters here.
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Post by: Gamblour. on April 07, 2005, 12:08:58 AM
Wow, thanks deathnotronic. That's hilarious.
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Post by: deathnotronic on April 07, 2005, 12:15:43 AM
They're fucking nuts. They're one of the only bands my other message board talks about.

Quote from: kid from my website
the arcade fire are really good so they can do whatever they want.

 :yabbse-rolleyes:  :yabbse-rolleyes:
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 07, 2005, 12:34:11 AM
Here (http://www.superbrian.org/stuff/arcadefire%20-%20conan.avi)'s a working link to the Conan performance. Pretty interesting, especially the second half.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Pubrick on April 07, 2005, 01:11:28 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Here (http://www.superbrian.org/stuff/arcadefire%20-%20conan.avi)'s a working link to the Conan performance. Pretty interesting, especially the second half.

thanks, i'll go convulse now..
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 07, 2005, 04:04:51 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Here (http://www.superbrian.org/stuff/arcadefire%20-%20conan.avi)'s a working link to the Conan performance. Pretty interesting, especially the second half.


Haha, in some way it reminded me of Slipknot...the singer sounds just like David Byrne.

That girl ruins the whole performance by singing a 100% false and making the harmonica sound like a dying cat.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Gamblour. on April 07, 2005, 12:36:32 PM
Quote from: Sigur Rós

That girl ruins the whole performance by singing a 100% false and making the harmonica sound like a dying cat.


Accordion? But yeah, for some reason her pitchless singing never bugged me. I guess it was easy to pass over for all their theatrics.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 07, 2005, 01:02:49 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Ain'tWorthADollar


Accordion?


Oh you learn something every day. In Denmark it's called a "harmonika".
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Gamblour. on April 07, 2005, 01:57:34 PM
haha, oh ok, that's cool. Here's what we call a harmonica (in case you call it something else):

(http://www.myriad-online.com/images/contest/harmonica.jpg)
Huey Lewis:
(http://www.hln.org/images/2004/oregon-june/huey-harmonica.jpg)
John Popper of Blues Traveler:
(http://www.eternalimages.net/2004_innsbrook_photos/2004_images/popper_003_72dpi_660px.jpg)
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: cine on April 07, 2005, 02:05:27 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Ain'tWorthADollar
Here's what we call a harmonica (in case you call it something else):

i already asked someone and apparently they call that an akkordian.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 07, 2005, 02:51:36 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Ain'tWorthADollar
haha, oh ok, that's cool. Here's what we call a harmonica (in case you call it something else):


Ok, we call that a "mundharmonika" or in english a "mouthharmonica".
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Post by: Gamblour. on April 07, 2005, 04:17:23 PM
Gotcha, Sigur.

Oh, Cinephile, you blowhard!
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: SHAFTR on April 13, 2005, 11:53:42 PM
I have 10 free songs to download on iTunes, I was thinking of downloading Funeral.  My question to those who own the album, is it worth buying for the packaging/linear notes, etc?  Or should I just download it for free on iTunes?
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on April 14, 2005, 09:34:22 AM
i have never bought an album on iTunes because i just cannot get my head around NOT getting a physical cd/linear notes/case/etc.  although in cases where i just want to get a single or a song or two off a soundtrack, thats when i buy songs off of there.  so in my case, i'd say buy the cd, its worth it.  but if you dont have a problem with not owning a physical copy of it, then go for it. you can't beat 9.99.
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Post by: SHAFTR on April 14, 2005, 11:19:24 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
you can't beat 9.99.


free with the ten pepsi caps.  Also, I'm just going to put the cd on my ipod if I get it.  Is there anything special about the linear notes for this album?

EDIT:  I just physically bought the album for $11.
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Post by: Pedro on April 14, 2005, 09:37:56 PM
it looks allright, i guess.  just enjoy the music.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: socketlevel on April 15, 2005, 09:59:31 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR
I have 10 free songs to download on iTunes, I was thinking of downloading Funeral.  My question to those who own the album, is it worth buying for the packaging/linear notes, etc?  Or should I just download it for free on iTunes?


buy it, give props to the indie acts!  besides, the cd case is digipack, not just standard jewel case with boring booklet.  at least thats the release in canada.

-sl-
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on April 15, 2005, 02:59:44 PM
anyone who hasnt heard their earlier currently OOP EP, even though its not nearly as good as the album its still interesting to see how much they've progressed so quickly, but songs on it are still good, can go here to download it: http://youaintnopicasso.blogspot.com/2005/04/arcade-fire-self-titled-ep-us-kids.html
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Post by: SHAFTR on April 21, 2005, 02:39:38 AM
so far, so great on Funeral.
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Post by: socketlevel on April 26, 2005, 02:42:22 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
anyone who hasnt heard their earlier currently OOP EP, even though its not nearly as good as the album its still interesting to see how much they've progressed so quickly, but songs on it are still good, can go here to download it: http://youaintnopicasso.blogspot.com/2005/04/arcade-fire-self-titled-ep-us-kids.html


it's not OOP, it's just not released by a major label.  in toronto you can get it at "Rotate This."  or if you see them in concert you can buy it off them.

-sl-
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Post by: tpfkabi on April 27, 2005, 10:21:47 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
anyone who hasnt heard their earlier currently OOP EP, even though its not nearly as good as the album its still interesting to see how much they've progressed so quickly, but songs on it are still good, can go here to download it: http://youaintnopicasso.blogspot.com/2005/04/arcade-fire-self-titled-ep-us-kids.html


i guess i must be missing it or it was taken down because i don't see mp3 links anywhere on the page. help please?
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Film Student on April 28, 2005, 03:06:54 AM
Okay, I've been listening to "Funeral" religiously lately, and I take back every stupid, stupid comment I made about them being a rip off of Bright Eyes.  I'm embarrassed for myself.  "Funeral" is fucking brilliant.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Pwaybloe on April 28, 2005, 12:37:10 PM
Did anybody else hear the Talking Heads influence?
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Post by: grand theft sparrow on April 28, 2005, 02:16:08 PM
That's exactly how a friend of mine pitched it to me when he gave me a copy of Funeral. But I have to admit that I might not have noticed right away if he hadn't mentioned that.
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Post by: modage on April 28, 2005, 02:21:33 PM
Quote from: Pwaybloe
Did anybody else hear the Talking Heads influence?

Quote from: themodernage02 on Dec 15th, 2004
yeah i never noticed any of those comparisons, but the singer kind of sounds a bit like david byrne at times.
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Post by: xerxes on April 28, 2005, 08:33:56 PM
i shall be seeing them this summer...for free
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Post by: Slick Shoes on June 28, 2005, 02:14:14 PM
I was lucky enough to see them over the weekend opening up for David Byrne. Before, I had read about how great their shows were and now I can actually vouch for that fact. If they ever come near where you live I highly recommend getting tickets. My only regret is not having better seats. It was in an ampitheatre with a capacity of 18,000. I'm not sure if it was sold out, but it was definitely packed. In between songs, the lead singer, Win Butler, admitted they hadn't played a lot of gigs this big and it was slightly overwhelming. They  switched up instruments a lot. I just recall seeing Regine Chassagne, who had previously been playing the accordion, all of a sudden on the drums. And the Napoleon Dynamite-looking guy who is famous for the helmet and banging on everything during Neighborhood #2 (Laika) playing guitar. The less rocking songs like In the Backseat and Crown of Love played surprisingly well. The absolute highlight for me was when they played Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels.) It was already a favorite of mine, but being there, hearing it live, actually brought goosepimples to my skin. Again, if you are at all a fan of this band, I highly recommend going to one of their shows.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on June 28, 2005, 02:47:27 PM
if anyone else is a junkie for new stuff you can find somewhere their NEW song on the Six Feet Under Sntk. "Cold Wind" floating around online or on that actual cd in stores.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: xerxes on June 28, 2005, 07:51:52 PM
Quote from: Slick Shoes
I was lucky enough to see them over the weekend opening up for David Byrne. Before, I had read about how great their shows were and now I can actually vouch for that fact. If they ever come near where you live I highly recommend getting tickets. My only regret is not having better seats. It was in an ampitheatre with a capacity of 18,000. I'm not sure if it was sold out, but it was definitely packed. In between songs, the lead singer, Win Butler, admitted they hadn't played a lot of gigs this big and it was slightly overwhelming. They  switched up instruments a lot. I just recall seeing Regine Chassagne, who had previously been playing the accordion, all of a sudden on the drums. And the Napoleon Dynamite-looking guy who is famous for the helmet and banging on everything during Neighborhood #2 (Laika) playing guitar. The less rocking songs like In the Backseat and Crown of Love played surprisingly well. The absolute highlight for me was when they played Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels.) It was already a favorite of mine, but being there, hearing it live, actually brought goosepimples to my skin. Again, if you are at all a fan of this band, I highly recommend going to one of their shows.



it was not sold out, but pretty close. they put on a pretty amazing show. david byrne was also good, and as strange as always.
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Post by: matt35mm on June 28, 2005, 07:55:42 PM
I like 'em.  I don't really know what else to say.

It also grew on me.  I know I'm not the only person who felt this way.  It was nice at first, but it gets better with each listen I've given it, and I've given it about... 6 listens so far.

Epic goodness.  My friend told me that they were better than Radiohead live, and she LOVED that live Radiohead show.  I would absolutely love to see them live.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Pedro on July 03, 2005, 11:59:44 PM
no way they can be better than radiohead live.
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Post by: Slick Shoes on July 13, 2005, 04:22:56 PM
I just picked up the EP and was very pleasantly surprised. It doesn't suck at all. They really did make a pretty big leap from the EP to the LP, though. I like the song No Cars Go the best. The EP definitely carries a more whimsical tone. I don't know, it's just fun to see some of the common elements that carried over.

By the way, I can't seem to find a working link to the Conan performance. (The one on the previous page doesn't seem to be active anymore.) If anybody knows of one, please post. Thank you.
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Post by: cron on July 15, 2005, 04:31:43 PM
i listened to power out in the morning and i thought it was good. is the whole album   funeral  similar?  should i downloadi it? who am i and what do i want?
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on July 15, 2005, 07:25:39 PM
download it.  its similar in all the ways that are good and different in all the ways that are great.
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Post by: cron on July 15, 2005, 07:27:35 PM
thanks broseph.
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Post by: Pas on July 18, 2005, 11:08:20 AM
I tought I was buying The Arcade Fire but I bought Alexis on Fire... god I suck at life
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Post by: Slick Shoes on September 06, 2005, 01:00:25 PM
The Arcade Fire will be on TV this Friday (9/9) as part of the "Fashion Rocks" program on CBS. I heard somewhere David Bowie would be joining them for a song, but I'm not sure if that's true. So mark your calendars. Or don't.
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on September 09, 2005, 09:18:48 PM
Quote from: Slick Shoes
The Arcade Fire will be on TV this Friday (9/9) as part of the "Fashion Rocks" program on CBS. I heard somewhere David Bowie would be joining them for a song, but I'm not sure if that's true. So mark your calendars. Or don't.

yeah that was insane.  bowie just played with them on Wake Up and sang.  it was AWESOME.

(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/fashionrocks1.jpg)
(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/fashionrocks2.jpg)

apparently they played Bowie's Five Years too, but they didn't air it.
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Post by: tpfkabi on September 10, 2005, 01:49:45 AM
dang, i hate i missed it. i did see Bowie do Life on Mars.
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Post by: Slick Shoes on September 10, 2005, 05:27:49 PM
They're gonna be on Letterman Wednesday 9-14.
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Post by: tpfkabi on September 10, 2005, 10:02:27 PM
Quote from: Slick Shoes
They're gonna be on Letterman Wednesday 9-14.


thanks.

i had a webpage that listed all the musical guests for each late night show as one of my website favorites on another computer and i can't remember the address for the life of me. i've done all the google searches i can think of and can't find it. if anyone knows what i'm talking about, i would greatly appreciate the link.
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Post by: edison on September 13, 2005, 11:46:58 PM
Quote from: bigideas
Quote from: Slick Shoes
They're gonna be on Letterman Wednesday 9-14.


thanks.

i had a webpage that listed all the musical guests for each late night show as one of my website favorites on another computer and i can't remember the address for the life of me. i've done all the google searches i can think of and can't find it. if anyone knows what i'm talking about, i would greatly appreciate the link.


Was it this (http://torr.typepad.com/) site?
Title: The Arcade Fire
Post by: tpfkabi on September 14, 2005, 10:32:37 PM
no.
this page had a very simple format and would list all guests/musical guests for all of the shows.
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Post by: A Matter Of Chance on September 15, 2005, 07:44:13 PM
my friend just got me an arcade fire t shirt.


it glows in the dark.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on November 21, 2005, 07:49:37 PM
you can now (for one week only) buy the David Bowie / Arcade Fire collaboration on iTunes.  it's from Fashion Rocks and includes Life On Mars (Bowie only), Wake Up (Bowie w/Arcade Fire) & Five Years (Bowie w/Arcade Fire).  2.97 and proceeds go to charity.
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Post by: Tictacbk on December 19, 2006, 05:31:28 AM
call 1-866-NEON-BIBLE; extension 7777 to here a song from The Arcade Fire's new album (which will be titled "Neon Bible").
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Pedro on January 30, 2007, 10:49:25 PM
has anyone listened to the leak?  i really think that this is a greater achievment than funeral.  overall there's just more harmony.  the string arrangements are fuller than last time and each song builds to a climax that is powerful and not contrived.  maybe all this excitement is because its brand new and will fade with time, but if you are at all interested in the arcade fire you have to get the album.

anyone else want to discuss music in terms of harmony and composition?
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: RegularKarate on January 31, 2007, 02:12:52 PM
has anyone listened to the leak?  i really think that this is a greater achievment than funeral. 

So far I agree.. I REALLY like the new album.  I do think it's better than the last which is the opposite of what I thought I would think.

anyone else want to discuss music in terms of harmony and composition?

You're high aren't you?
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: I Love a Magician on January 31, 2007, 04:38:01 PM
ocean of noise is real good
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Ghostboy on January 31, 2007, 04:42:41 PM
When is the new one officially going to be released? I'm asking this question knowing full well that I can head over to Amazon to find out. In fact, I'm going to do that right now. I'm just writing this to see myself type.

I'm determined to not miss their tour this time around.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on January 31, 2007, 05:35:13 PM
March 6th. 

I'm determined to not miss their tour this time around.
me neither.  i was extremely lucky and got tickets to one of their 5 NYC shows at Judson Memorial Church in 2 weeks.  i can't wait.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Stefen on February 01, 2007, 09:34:47 PM
My Body Is A Cage is really great. It's my favorite song on the album so far.
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Post by: Ghostboy on February 07, 2007, 02:12:32 PM
Despite my attempts to be an honest connesiour of music, I couldn't resist when a friend gave Neon Bible to me today. It's really, really good. I've got to give it more time before I compare it to the last one, but so far I'm loving it.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: tpfkabi on February 18, 2007, 12:10:45 AM
i broke Funeral back out with all the talk of the upcoming release.
i consider it an indie rock masterpiece except for a few seconds on the second track about 2 minutes in when the wife starts yelling along. i don't know why, it just sounds so out of place to me and bugs me.
i had forgotten just how many great lyrics were in there.....family tree/leaves, cancer, time is creeping through the neighborhood...
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on February 28, 2007, 08:44:41 PM
When Arcade Fire Say "No," Snow Patrol Says "Yes!"
Monday night marked the series premiere of NBC's great dramatic hope for a workable Studio 60 replacement, The Black Donnellys. Anybody watch? We didn't either. But Heroes, which was on right before it, is on fire.

And speaking of Fire (segue!), when the Donnellys pilot leaked a while back, it featured "Rebellion (Lies)" in the episode's closing sequence. We don't have all the facts (anyone?), but a probable licensing issue led NBC to replace the song with Snow Patrol's "Open Your Eyes." Now we may not have seen the aired version, but we're gonna go ahead and say this one came out better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xVosCosnFk&eurl=

Arcade Fire Will Not Be Lured By Academy Award Winning HACK Directors
After writing about The Black Donnellys' mysterious soundtrack swap of Arcade Fire for Snow Patrol in the pilot's closing sequence, an insider wrote us with the scoop:

Ok so apparently Paul Haggis based part of the episode on that Arcade Fire song without getting permission first. Arcade Fire has a very strict anti-licensing policy -- I think they gave a song to an AIDS charity recently and they did the Six Feet Under thing but that is the only licensing they've ever done. I guess Haggis' people tried to license the Arcade Fire song for the show and the band kept saying NO. So Haggis actually flew to Montreal to try to convince the band to give him permission and they still said NO, NO, NO! As you can imagine, Haggis could not understand this especially since he had just won the Oscar for best picture, etc. etc. But Arcade Fire stuck to their guns, so good for them.

Gotta admire those principles. That's exactly what we'd do: Hold out for Grey's Anatomy! Can't you just see that meeting? Paul Haggis at one end of a long table, Oscar by his side, looking incredulously across the room. And at the other end of the table...
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Ghostboy on February 28, 2007, 09:19:43 PM
That's awesome.

Meanwhile, in retrospect, I think Funeral is still the better album. But Neon Bible is good too.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on March 02, 2007, 04:41:55 AM
That's awesome.

Meanwhile, in retrospect, I think Funeral is still the better album. But Neon Bible is good too.

I still have to listen to Neon Bible again, but for now, I completely agree.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: tpfkabi on March 07, 2007, 10:56:25 AM
do not get sucked into buying the 'special' edition.
save the extra 4 or so bucks for something else.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: SHAFTR on March 07, 2007, 11:32:23 AM
do not get sucked into buying the 'special' edition.
save the extra 4 or so bucks for something else.

Agreed, I paid $2 for 2 flipbooks.  Wow, I'd be amused if I was 8.

That withstanding, this album is better than spaghetti!
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Reinhold on March 30, 2007, 01:23:23 AM
tickets go on sale for the NYC shows 10am today
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: grand theft sparrow on March 30, 2007, 09:46:26 AM
Shit.  I just blew all my disposable income this pay period on tickets to the Rock the Bells festival.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on March 30, 2007, 09:47:40 AM
just got some for Radio City since I'll be out of town for the other 2 shows (though I am going to see Modest Mouse there in a few weeks cause the venue looks (http://www.theunitedpalace.com/slideshow1.htm) awesome).  also got tickets to Ricky Gervais at Theatre @ MSG.  yep, this was a good morning.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Reinhold on May 09, 2007, 05:30:20 PM
i caught them at the United Church last night. it was a great show, plus I got to go on stage during the encore.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on May 09, 2007, 10:30:25 PM
i caught them at the United Church last night. it was a great show, plus I got to go on stage during the encore.
that was a FUCKING GREAT SHOW.  probably one of the best i've ever seen.  i ended up getting tickets on ticketmaster, yesterday afternoon for 8th row center.  it was incredible.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: tpfkabi on November 12, 2007, 10:10:01 PM
i was very surprised that they seemed to play more Funeral songs than Neon Bible songs on the Austin City Limits telecast. of course, i know they edit from a longer set to get the show. still, surprising.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: modage on November 21, 2007, 09:37:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyp34v6Lmcc

FANMADE VIDEO for My Body Is A Cage with the end of Once Upon A Time In The West
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Stefen on November 21, 2007, 12:29:20 PM
That's probably my favorite song on the album. It's awesome.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 22, 2007, 08:48:40 PM
That's probably my favorite song on the album. It's awesome.
Seconded!
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: pumba on December 16, 2007, 02:27:09 AM
new interactive arcade fire vid
http://www.beonlineb.com/click_around.html (http://www.beonlineb.com/click_around.html)

Awesome idea for a music video.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: KJ on May 16, 2010, 03:52:29 PM
 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

(http://www.arcadefire.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/postcard2_small.jpg)

http://www.arcadefire.com/
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: New Feeling on May 16, 2010, 04:34:40 PM
looking forward to this. nice postcard
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Tictacbk on June 18, 2010, 02:57:32 PM
(http://www.arcadefire.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/arkady_fireovitch2.jpg)

album cover(s) and track listing: http://www.arcadefire.com (http://www.arcadefire.com)
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: MacGuffin on July 28, 2010, 03:56:20 PM
Terry Gilliam Directing Arcade Fire Live Broadcast
Source: Cinematical

As Montreal indie band Arcade Fire prepares for their big August 5th concert at Madison Square Garden, they've decided to let fans who don't live in NYC see the show as well. Everyone will be able to check out the complete concert via live stream at youtube.com/arcadefirevevo.

That's interesting news if you're a fan, but this isn't a music site. What ties it back in to Cinematical territory is news that the band has hired noted director and Monty Python member Terry Gilliam to direct the webcast. Gilliam, best known for Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen will bring his unique visual style to the concert -- something that should get even film fans who aren't Arcade Fire lovers to check out the event.

What might Gilliam -- known for his love of surreal images and wild camera angles -- bring to the show? No one knows at this point. I suspect it will be something unique and interesting that sets this concert apart from all the others we've seen while highlighting the band without upstaging them in the process.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Tictacbk on August 31, 2010, 09:37:15 PM
New Arcade fire interactive video.... :bravo:

http://thewildernessdowntown.com/
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: RegularKarate on September 01, 2010, 01:49:41 PM
Wow, I wasn't expecting to actually like that.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Fernando on February 14, 2011, 11:34:41 AM
some ppl are upset at AF for their win at the grammys

http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Neil on February 14, 2011, 12:17:42 PM
some ppl are upset at AF for their win at the grammys

http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/

So many legitimate gripes!
 
If someone had told me 2 or 3 years ago, "hey, arcade fire is going to win a grammy in a few years for 'album of the year," I would have told that person to take his wayfarers and shove'em up their ass to gain some perspective.  Shows how much i know.  But i'm glad it happened. 

The fact that they won almost gives me faith.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: polkablues on February 14, 2011, 12:48:00 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/tumblr_lglqsm8zEr1qh8gp5o1_500.png)

I love the world I live in.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Myxo on February 14, 2011, 10:46:59 PM
I listened to a little of Funeral and Neon Bible. More so when "Where the Wild Things Are" was out. Suburbs is a completely different animal. Every single track is solid. In a day & age where everything popular sounds over-produced, Arcade Fire are a breath of fresh air. Fucking terrific album.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Reelist on February 14, 2011, 10:58:02 PM
some ppl are upset at AF for their win at the grammys

http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/

haha, really I mean considering Eminem is up there on my list of my favorite artists, these are similar complaints to what I would've had a few years ago. That's the beauty of this new album though, it turned me on to them in one listen and now I'm an Arcade Fire fan. This wouldn't have happened through word of mouth of my hipster acquaintances. It took my Dad blind buying The Suburbs and saying " Hey, this is supposed to be pretty good " to totally turn my taste around for this band.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: ono on May 03, 2011, 09:03:54 PM
Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock!

(Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small that we can never get away from the sprawl.)

One gem, but it's a damn good one.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Reelist on May 04, 2011, 10:13:43 AM
if we're just spurting out random lyrics, then:
Hey
Put the cellphone down for a while
In the night there is something wild
Can you hear it breathing?
And hey
Put the laptop down for a while
In the night there is something wild
I feel it, it's leaving me
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Pas on May 04, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
I don't get it!

edit: what a page starter!
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 03, 2011, 07:42:27 PM
i think the suburbs was 2010's best album (and my personal fav) - i say that despite the fact that broken social scene's FRR came out that same year and i saw their otherworldly concert live at central park - i thank u guys for getting me into these guys w/funeral backintheday...as its another token to the brilliant peeps here - but im not smart enough to give some in depth review on the album but suffice 2 say u can just toss in a bunch a praising adjectives and blend them and thats my response - its a great album to listen to while sitting out on ur porch  or deck in the summer in a suburban neigborhood w/ur friends or wife/husband  or girlfriend/boyfrend - it makes me nostaglic like dazedandconfused
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Reelist on June 03, 2011, 09:26:19 PM
hey its neon in courier font! Whats up man? I couldn't agree with you more, part of what makes me hate liking this album is the consensus all around that this album is good. How can so many people get somethng out of it along with me? I don't know anyone in my circle who has listened to it as much as me, excluding my Dad because he can run something into the ground when he likes it. One of my favorite things about the album beyond just the music is how clear and concise all the lyrics are, and they all paint a different picture the way they're sung and paced through different songs. I think that why I can listen to it so much and still get something new each time. It's really awesome, that Terry Gilliam documentary needs to come out already!
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: ono on September 08, 2013, 04:28:59 AM
Their new album, I think called "Reflektor", comes out October 29th.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Reelist on September 08, 2013, 03:43:08 PM
 cool, a reason to listen to music again.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: ono on September 08, 2013, 07:53:44 PM
Here, their new song has leaked, featuring David Bowie: http://www.uproxx.com/music/2013/09/hear-new-james-murphy-produced-arcade-fire-song-reflektor-david-bowie/

EDIT: Whoops, looks like it's gone.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: MacGuffin on September 09, 2013, 03:22:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E0fVfectDo
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on September 10, 2013, 04:14:57 AM
It took me a couple of listenings to get into it but now I can say for sure it's another great song. Even more curious about the album now that we know they seem to have gone in a completely different direction with their sound.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: MacGuffin on September 27, 2013, 02:15:17 PM
Arcade Fire Concert Special to Air on NBC Following "Saturday Night Live": Confirmed
Source: Pitchfork

Following Arcade Fire's September 28 appearance as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live", NBC will air a 30-minute concert special from the band. Today, the band's booking agency, Billions, finally confirmed this special, which had been heavily rumored and teased by the band.

Arcade Fire is performing on the season premiere of "SNL", hosted by Tina Fey, one month before the release of their upcoming album Reflektor, out October 29 through Merge.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: ono on June 02, 2017, 10:55:13 AM
New single/video "Everything Now":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC30BYR3CUk

New album "Everything Now" drops July 28th.
Title: Re: The Arcade Fire
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on June 02, 2017, 08:18:55 PM
I'll fuck with this, but I'll always fuck with The Arcade Fire...

Cover art looks like it was either created by or inspired by/ripped off from an artist who had some pieces up in Palm Desert this spring: https://www.desertx.org/jennifer-bolande/ (https://www.desertx.org/jennifer-bolande/)