A fire is still Burning in the arcade: Arcade Fire releases “Neon Bible”

neon bible
Darker, more intense, more British pop than ever. According to Merge records the Arcade Fire bought a small Montreal church and converted it into a studio. After purchasing the church they locked themselves inside and aspired to write an album; an album that came out today. I guess being locked in the church is what spawned inspiration to the album’s title, “Neon Bible,” and the band’s use of heavy pipe organ. No doubt most of the album is drenched with serious layers of instruments, but in a few tracks the Fire expressed restraint and a ambient piano coated with the effects of reverb. A great combination to say the least. Personally, i have never been a huge fan of these guys, but I could see myself really getting into this album.

Link to Merge Records: http://www.mergerecords.com/band.php?band_id=98

Arcade Fire tour:

Fri Jun 22nd 2007 Pilton UK @ Glastonbury
The Broken West
Sat Jun 9th 2007 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Sun Jun 10th 2007 Toronto, ON Canada @ Lee’s Palace
Mon Jun 11th 2007 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Wed Jun 13th 2007 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu Jun 14th 2007 Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest @ Riverside Park
Fri Jun 15th 2007 Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Street
Sun Jun 17th 2007 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Mon Jun 25th 2007 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Tue Jun 26th 2007 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Wed Jun 27th 2007 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos 365 Club
Thu Jun 28th 2007 Portland, OR @ Berbatis Pan
Fri Jun 29th 2007 Vancouver, BC Canada @ Richards on Richard
Sat Jun 30th 2007 Seattle, WA @ Neumos

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