Monday, June 28, 2004

Arcade Fire Release

Montreal's Arcade Fire have just released their first 7" on Merge Records. The Arcade Fire betray their draft-dodging Yankee past by preferring the American spelling of "neighbourhood" over the Canadian for the title. The A-side is "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" which is also the first track on their forthcoming album "Funeral," which will be made available by Merge for pre-order on September 3rd. The B-side is a 1940 recording of Win Butler's grandfather Alvino Rey leading the Alvino Rey Orchestra as they perform "My Buddy."

The distinct and striking artwork is by Montreal artist and Cafe X curator Tracy Maurice.

There are still copies of AF's self-released CDEP floating about, including some currently in the hands of Merge Records - it would be in your best interest to get your hand on a copy of that, as none of the songs will appear on the upcoming album.

1 comment:

Optimus said...

sweet christ! i'm so excited. their cdep is one of my favourite records.