Just a couple things I’ve seen about The Arcade Fire recently:
-They’ll be performing tonight at Madison Square Gardens, but also to the world as we all tune into the live webcast happening at www.youtube.com/arcadefirevevo, as part of Arcade Fire Unstaged (brought to you by American Express/Vevo/Youtube) and directed by Terry Gilliam. Watch the trailer, looks awesome.
-That youtube channel has also posted so great videos of the band practicing, performing and goofing around. Take note of this one of ‘My Body Is A Cage‘ in rehearsal.
-Through this website, you can contribute to the bands’ backdrop on stage with photos of your suburb.
-Finally, as pointed out at The Playlist, Terry Gilliam has talked about apossibilityof future collaborations between him and the band in the future. With the way the Arcade Fire have set up their digital format, I’m wondering if we’re going to start getting Gilliam directed video clips sent directly to our music files. I’d love that.
Look for The Arcade Fire‘s new album “The Suburbs” on August 3rd (via Merge Records). You can now pre-order it on CD or double-LP at the Merge store and you’ll get copies of the songs “Month Of May” and “The Suburbs” for download. The album was written, arranged, performed and produced by The Arcade Fire and co-produced by Markus Dravs, while recorded around Montreal and New York over the past two years.
Also, a double A side, limited edition 12 will be available in record stores from May 27th 2010, featuring the tracks The Suburbs and Month of May.
If you haven’t had a chance, take a listen to these tracks.