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Reply #45 on: April 28, 2005, 12:37:10 PM
Did anybody else hear the Talking Heads influence?


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Reply #46 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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Reply #47 on: April 28, 2005, 02:21:33 PM
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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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Reply #48 on: April 28, 2005, 08:33:56 PM
i shall be seeing them this summer...for free


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Reply #49 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.


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Reply #50 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.
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Reply #51 on: June 28, 2005, 07:51:52 PM
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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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Reply #52 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.


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Reply #53 on: July 03, 2005, 11:59:44 PM
no way they can be better than radiohead live.


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Reply #54 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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Reply #55 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?
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Reply #56 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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Reply #57 on: July 15, 2005, 07:27:35 PM
thanks broseph.
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Reply #58 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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Reply #59 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.