24 May 11
Just when you thought you’d gotten away, turned that corner and hidden behind that bin, just when the furious banging on the door subsides and you tentatively climb out from under your stab & bullet proof bedroom duvet; and just when you assumed you could casually browse in the direction of your favourite sexy independent music blog (why, thank you) without seeing a post pertaining to those energetic Canadian indie rockers, they go and release a couple of extra tracks destined for the deluxe edition of their 2010 class act ‘The Suburbs’. Yes, those mythical extra recordings from Arcade Fire recently got their airplay virginity ripped from them at the cold hands of one Mr Zane Lowe of BBC, including “Speaking In Tongues” which features none other than king of cool, master of mad awesome and the sweet suit wearing sultan of swag (oh god) David Byrne.
You can listen to them both of those tracks below these very words with a little help from your auricula (oh yeah, I just threw some latin in this bitch, come at me) in roughly the same way that you’ve listened to things before. Go!
Arcade Fire – Speaking In Tongues
Arcade Fire – Culture War