YOLO Mention: Arcade Fire

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It’s not often you come across a band with the same effect or level of straight epicness as Arcade Fire. Birthed out of Montreal, Arcade Fire is filled to the brim with seven members: two of whom are husband and wife (which lead the group) and the husband’s brother. A true family affair of talent and passion. The instruments they use consist of the guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy.

Damn, I gotta let that soak in for a minute…another thing is, they are all multi-instrumentalist. So they play whatever they want whenever they want, and sing! Their debut album Funeral definitely ranks among my favorite albums of all time. From beginning to finish it’s probably the most well put together piece in my collection. It has the “conceptual album” feel where you need to listen to the whole thing through to get the full effect, but each track is an individual masterpiece. I’m just hoping that they actually make it on the Coachella bill, because I feel like their live show would be more than just a concert. I feel like it would be a display where music meets theater, but not so much as a musical. I have to be a part of it one of these days.

-Skinny Genes

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Arcade Fire – Rococo