I love Black Mirror's story/theme more than Suburbs, and stick to Funeral for the songs and my middle school/high school memories. Suburbs doesn't mean that much to me but I can agree that all three albums are fantastic. I NEED to see them live!
Been a fan for a while but Win Butler is definitely not one of the nicer guys on the music circuit.
The 3 albums so far have been really good, though Suburbs didn't need 16 songs (albeit the last one is so short).
New album out October 29th - after they responded to a fan on Twitter. Produced (partially) by James Murphy, the genius behind LCD Soundsystem - strikes me as a more fluent combo than U2 and Danger Mouse to be honest but we'll wait and see.
Great live band - Regine is absolutely captivating to watch live
Wayne Coyne on Arcade Fire
“I get really tired of their pompousness [sic]… We’ve played some shows with them and they really treat people like shit. People treat Arcade Fire like they’re the greatest thing ever and they get away with it… They have good tunes, but they’re pricks, so fuck ‘em.”
More to the point, Win Butler had this to say not too long after opening several shows for U2 on the Vertigo tour:
"I don't know if U2 started it, or the Stones or Oasis but a lot of bands think in terms of: 'I'm going to be the biggest band in the world. F**k all those bands who've got no ambition.' I think that's a total crock of s**t.
"There's nothing less interesting to me than the idea of marketing the f**k out of something so people are forced to like it. Some bands are just manipulating people to buy music. That's how 90 percent of the record industry works! It's basically the same as selling a f**king toaster or a cruise package."