Arcade Fire is a new Montreal six-piece you should be hearing a lot about. Their debut Funeral packs heartfelt, punchy pop anthems in the vein of Modest Mouse and the Walkmen. The band’s penchant for eclectic instrumentation and intense, sweeping choruses have also earned them comparisons to Broken Social Scene and Polyphonic Spree.
Here’s the track I’ve been listening to constantly. If you like Modest Mouse’s latest album, I think you’ll love this. Or you’re crazy.
Arcade Fire – “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” (MP3 link expired)
The band’s influences are really all over the map. Each track is a revelation. Highly recommended.
Pre-order at Merge Records before the end of this month and it’s only $11 including shipping!