Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This is the song - "Intervention" - that introduced me to Arcade Fire, an amazing indie rock band out of Montreal. On a side note, proceeds from this single were donated to Partners in Health, Paul Farmer's medical group. How cool was that?

Win Butler, Arcade Fire's lead singer, grew up somewhat LDS in Texas; his wife, Regine Chassagne, the other singer, grew up in Haiti. These diverse influences have made their albums full of depth and flavor.

This song is from Neon Bible, their second album. The first album, Funeral, is astounding too. I am not yet familiar with the third album, The Suburbs.

(This is the summer of the Canadian indie super-ensemble groups! New albums from Broken Social Scene, the New Pornographers and Arcade Fire. Talk about a hat trick!)


  1. I like the organ much better in this one than the last one. I LOVE Paul Farmer's group. Also, how on earth do you know SO MUCH about music? I stare in awe and admiration, jaw agape. I'm typing as I'm listening to the song -- very nice. I like it! I'm humming! First new music in 100 years ...

  2. Allen is in love with Arcade Fire. Didn't they do the entire soundtrack to "Where the Wild Things Are"?