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Listen To Samples Of Arcade Fire’s Newest Album

Nick Nicoludis :: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 12:00 pm

The Arcade Fire’s newest album, The Suburbs-set to release in just a few weeks (August 3rd in the US and the 2nd in the UK)-is sending the blogosphere into hyperdrive.

First they previewed eight different album covers, and now a Seattle radio station is streaming 30-second clips of every song off of the new album. Click through to hear the tracks.

This is kind of like sneaking into your parents bedroom a couple days before Christmas and rummaging around for all your presents. But instead of tearing all the wrapping paper and playing with them right there, you just peak inside the boxes just to get yourself really excited for the inevitable gift-giving.

The 16-track LP looks like it’s shaping up to be a pretty powerful third release for the indie-rock gods. There are plenty of things I loved about old AF releases, such as songs sequel songs (see: “Neighborhood #1, #2 and #3 from Funeral, and “Half Light” and “Half Light II” from The Suburbs). Also, plenty of tracks have the kind of soft, yet extremely intense feel to them that sets AF apart. But it’s kind of hard to tell from listening to 30-second clips—you make the call!

Check out the streaming songs here (via: The End).

And in other Arcade Fire news, they will be playing two shows at  Madison Square Garden in NYC in two weeks. But don’t be upset if you don’t live in New York or weren’t able to get tickets, because YouTube will be streaming the whole thing live online. Check out the pretty cool promo video below.

Untitled from Arcade Fire on Vimeo.

One Response to “Listen To Samples Of Arcade Fire’s Newest Album”

    ya dig

    Posted by: jaime July 22nd, 2010 at 12:22 pm