Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Arcade Fire

Download mp3 at 53.4mb 128k stereo (58:17)

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Special independent artist spotlight edition featuring the incredible music of The Arcade Fire
Live, Rare, Bootleg and album tracks. This show has been a long time comming


Wake Up
Live Berlin, Germany 2005

Black Mirror
Neon Bible 2007 Merge Records

Headlights Look Like Diamonds
(Us Kids Know) EP 2003 Merge Records

Rebellion (Lies)
LIVE February 17, 2007
New York's Judson Memorial Church
Live on NPR

Live KCRW 2005

Born On A Train
Live at KCRW 2005

No Cars Go
Live Berlin, Germany 2005

Antichrist Telivision Blues
Live New York's Judson Memorial Church

Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
2004 Merge Records

Wake Up
The String Quartet Tribute to Arcade Fire

Neighborhood (Kettles)
Live The White Sessions

Neon Bible
2007 Merge Records
From Wikipedia:
The Arcade Fire formed around the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Ragine Chassagne. Starting in mid-2003, the current lineup solidified in late 2003/early 2004, when their first full-length album Funeral was recorded. Before this an eponymous EP (often referred to by fans as the Us Kids Know EP) had been sold at early shows. The EP was subsequently remastered and given a full release once the band started becoming more prominent. Arcade Fire is known for its enthralling live performances, as well as its use of a large number of musical instruments. In addition to mainstays guitar, drums, and bass guitar, members play piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, keyboard, French horn, accordion, hurdy gurdy and harp and mandolin. With several able musicians, Arcade Fire takes most of its instrumental diversity on tour and band members switch instrumental duties throughout their shows. The number of instruments, along with a wide set of musical influences has provided a substantial number of resources on which to draw during the recording process. The promise showed by the band in its live shows allowed it to land a record contract with the independent record label Merge Records.

When asked about the rumour that the band's name refers to a fire in an arcade, Win Butler replied: "It's not a rumour, it's based on a story that someone told me. It's not an actual event, but one that I took to be real. I would say that it's probably something that the kid made up, but at the time I believed him." [1] The arcade in question was the Exeter arcade and bandstand in the town square of Exeter, New Hampshire, where both Butlers attended Phillips Exeter Academy.

The Arcade Fire are on MERGE Records
Check out AF's Us Kids Know page for concert dates and other info also Myspace page
AF Discography

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm taking your Arcade Fire mix - thanks for sharing!