Arcade Fire - Awful Sound

Arcade Fire have shared another excruciatingly brief Reflektor teaser, this time for the song “Awful Sound (Oh Erydice).” That’s the track that “builds to the rafters with a series of cathartic releases that rival anything on Funeral or Neon Bible,” according to Billboard. The 30-second bit in this video sounds like Boards Of Canada and is set to footage of the band recording along with a cool, polygonal AF logo. Watch/listen:

Reflektor is out 10/29 via Merge. Hear live versions of a few tracks here.

Comments (10)
  1. Someone’s working late on a Friday!

  2. I’m tired of waiting

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  4. I like what I hear. This is the most exciting moment in their career. Let’s face it. The Suburbs was not as good as Funeral. Suburbs basically had the same musical ingredients as the first two albums. Arcade Fire is best at very straightforward rock rhythms and playing sans-swing and sans-syncopation and repeating musical phrases and motifs over and over and over. Inevitable and constant barrage of eighth notes. Not all the time, but a lot of the time. It is a good formula but every band has to mature and progress and break out of the mold. This seems to be AF’s mold-breaking moment and it’s sounding very very exciting.

  5. I liked the teaser, but it was just that…too much of a teaser :P What gives? Leak the song AF ;)

  6. “A Day in the Life” of the Arcade Fire?? My expectations for this album are higher than any others this year. I think it’s going to be something incredibly special :)

  7. That was definitely The Beatles. A Day In The Life.

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