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“Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”

I don’t think Arcade Fire has put out a bad album but there’s something about their first release (Funeral, 2004) that I keep going back to. I’ve always felt like it works really well with the transition between seasons too… the vibe is right.

The last few days have been seasonably warm and precipitation free. As we work our way through the end of a very snowy winter here on island, I can imagine many folks would agree that WE NEEDED THIS. Spring is just 23 days away.

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“Reflektor”

I dig the sound of this new Arcade Fire single and the video is really wild! The band also released an interactive video for this song… make sure you’re using Google Chrome and navigate to http://justareflektor.com to check it out! Full album is due out 10/29.

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“Rebellion (Lies)”

I cannot stop listening to this song lately. It’s been so fitting for my mood this summer that I’m guessing I’ll always associate it with this time in my life.

I love that about music…fast forward 5 or so years – I’ll be somewhere random, I’ll hear this song and it will transport me right back to summer 2013 – my 5th summer on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Best Of ’10: Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend… I know I did! I had some time to listen more closely to the latest Arcade Fire album. I will admit, I’m just not as WILD about it as a lot of people I know. Don’t get me wrong, it’s SOLID, and I’m sure I’ll love it even more the more I listen. It just wasn’t one of the albums that really grabbed me and held on this year. But it should definitely be on the radar when I finalize my Top 25 list… it’ll be posted within the next few days!

Favorite tracks: “Ready To Start”, “Modern Man”, “We Used To Wait”

Check it out if you like:

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The Suburbs

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Arcade Fire – “Modern Man”

Lately I’ve been hearing tunes that guide me back to an album I overlooked when it first came out. I heard nothing but good things about the new Arcade Fire album, but I’ve yet to give it enough of a listen. LOVE this song I just heard recently… and I’ll be getting caught up with The Suburbs pronto.

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NEW Music Preview

   
Bettye Lavette has been making records since 1962 and in the past 5 years she’s finally been getting the attention she deserves. Her new album of cover songs is simply stunning. Arcade Fire will soon release the long-awaited follow-up to Neon Bible (2007) and it sounds quite promising. Chris Thile (Nickel Creek) is onto something special with his ‘beyond bluegrass’ band, the Punch Brothers. And it sounds like The Weepies will put out more contagious, thought-provoking pop/folk later this summer. Listen to clips of all four artists:

Artists featured in this NEW Music Preview:
Bettye Lavette
Arcade Fire
Punch Brothers
The Weepies

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After discussing music at length with a friend last night, I was reminded of this incredible video of the Arcade Fire performing “Neon Bible” in an elevator. This song totally gets me…it’s so beautiful…and it’s got such powerful words.

“A vial of hope and a vial of pain,
In the light they both looked the same.
Poured them out on into the world,
On every boy and every girl.

It’s in the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible
Not much chance for survival,
If the Neon Bible is right.

Take the poison of your age,
Don’t lick your fingers when you turn the page,
What I know is what you know is right,
In the city it’s the only light.
It’s the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible
Not much chance for survival,
If the Neon Bible is right.

Oh God! well look at you now!
Oh! you lost it, but you don’t know how!
In the light of a golden calf,
Oh God! I had to laugh!

Take the poison of your age,
Don’t lick your fingers when you turn the page,
It was wrong but you said it was right,
In the future I will read at night.
In the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible
Not much chance for survival,
If the Neon Bible is true.”

Really sweet to see them pull this off in such a cramped space:

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