Pro Tip: Arcade Fire surprised their fans last night at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles with a full performance of their debut album. But arcwde memories of youth stem from suburbs constructed for convenience, not permanence, those childhood memories become that much harder to trace.
I found myself trying to remember the town that we grew up in and trying to retrace as much as I could remember. At the same time, other band members of a similarly suburban origin across Canada had revisited their childhood environs and, in some cases, found there was not much left: As the A date for arcade fire concert on wednesday of The Suburbs started to take shape, a cohesive group of songs emerged, drawing on themes of loss and renewal, eate drawing inspiration from scarcity, of generations past and future, of responsibility and maturity, of hoping that something pure can last.
But if Funeral was driven by youthful exuberance and Neon Bible absorbed the weight of the world, The Suburbs, like its namesake, revels in open space, reflections on long drives, and contemplating possibilities. The seven-piece band still believes that it takes a village to perform a song, but there is plenty of room to breathe on any given track; tiny details dwte doled out bit by bit.
That attention to detail, that refusal to accept easy answers, embodies much of what the Arcade Fire does. This fiercely independent band has faced pressure from every corner of the music industry but carved out something beyond the grasps of fr major-label system with great success, a combination of Internet word-of-mouth and old-fashioned live show impressions.
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