Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Arcade Fire

You might think that with this post I'll be talking about the new disc, Neon Bible, which has taken over the blogging world lately. Well, you are wrong. Everyone knows about that disc and every other blogger has already tried, largely unsuccessfully, to post songs from the album. So instead I would like to remind us all of a simpler time, when A&R people didn't troll the internet looking for blog postings, when music came on a tangible form of media you could hold, smell, and break, and where a little indie band from any part of the world would only gain notoriety in their neck of the woods due to word of mouth and insane live shows.

Those days are gone, but music from then is still around, even music from bands now made famous by this entirely too convoluted process. And so with this post I bring you back to when Arcade Fire was just hitting the tipping point, with the first track, and then to when most of the world was just starting to realize they were something special, with the second track taken from their performance at KCRW.

Enjoy the music everyone, and keep supporting your favorite bands.

mp3 : Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

mp3 : Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) (live at KCRW)


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