NEW ARCADE FIRE TRACK

New Arcade Fire Song Hits The Internet


The Arcade Fire
The Arcade Fire has made "Intervention," the first track from their highly-anticipated new album, Neon Bible, available through a pre-recorded telephone message by calling 866-636-6242, extension 7777. Neon Bible is due in March or April on Merge.

"Intervention," opens the album with a bubbling pipe organ while Win Butler sings over an acoustic guitar about debt and the death of friendship and love. On the second verse Butler sings, "Working for the church while my family dies / your little baby sister's going to lose her mind / Every spark of friendship and love will die without a hope."

http://www.arcadefire.com/

[Published on: 12/18/06]

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All Loving Liberal White Guy Mon 12/18/2006 11:05AM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

this album seems like it was worth the wait.

shainhouse starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/18/2006 11:41AM
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I am stoked for this album.

harryhood8 starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/18/2006 04:43PM
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harryhood8

YESSS

Samzo star Mon 12/18/2006 04:44PM
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Samzo

I guess I'm a little behind the times... but since when did Jambase suck so bad? Who gives a shit about Arcade Fire and their "highly-anticipated" album? I'm not anticipating it! I'm anticipating Gordo teaming up with Benevento and Garage a trois, not some douchebags whining about lost love and friendship. PLEASE KEEP THE JAM IN JAMBASE... stop trying to diversify your portfolio... if I wanted to know about pop music... which I don't... I'd just go elsewhere. WHOS WITH ME!?!?!

sk8man121 starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/18/2006 05:42PM
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That is the most unintelligent comment i've heard in weeks. The Arcade Fire are making music with substance. You're missing out on one of the best active bands in the world today. Just because one of the members wasn't in Phish and doesn't write songs consisting of 10 minute three chord vamps doesn't constitute such a statement. God, go read a book.

ganjjjj star Mon 12/18/2006 06:21PM
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ganjjjj

I dont know, I just listened to some Arcade Fire tracks, and they sound pretty much like standard pop to me. Pretty whiny and annoying also. And I think those lyrics quoted in the article are pretty awful too. Also good jam music isnt about three chord vamps, thats what pop is about. This stuff is sooo repetitive it gets annoying really fast. Really I dont understand how someone could like progressive jam music AND this. I'd much rather see metal news, at least metal musicians have talent.

mcmanust Mon 12/18/2006 06:37PM
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if you can't see why they're good, then I think you're close-minded. But I know, who cares what I think. Do you like the talking heads???

sk8man121 starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/18/2006 06:48PM
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the lyrics qouted in this article are definetely nothing special. However, Funeral is an album that grew on me heavily after multiple listens and has since become one of my favorite albums. The Arcade Fire's music is very well written and orchestrated, and is not what just what you are calling "pop" music. These songs are full of interesting instrumentation that warrants consistant replay.

ganjjjj Mon 12/18/2006 06:53PM
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ganjjjj

to me interesting instrumentation does not make up for poor composition...

sk8man121 Mon 12/18/2006 07:09PM
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of course it doesnt. the fact is, the composition on funeral is far from poor. in fact, its heads above most releases in recent years.

mcmanust Mon 12/18/2006 08:20PM
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totally agree. Infact I think its harder to write a really good song then to just jam. A really good musician can learn to jam if thats all they do. Ask them to write a really good song and I am sure its not as easy as one might think.

Hotchkiss starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 12:46AM
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Hotchkiss


i think a lot of kids around here are just to young in thier musical life to grasp certain bands.

harryhood8 starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 08:06AM
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harryhood8

"I guess I'm a little behind the times... but since when did Jambase suck so bad? Who gives a shit about Arcade Fire and their "highly-anticipated" album? I'm not anticipating it! I'm anticipating Gordo teaming up with Benevento and Garage a trois, not some douchebags whining about lost love and friendship. PLEASE KEEP THE JAM IN JAMBASE... stop trying to diversify your portfolio... if I wanted to know about pop music... which I don't... I'd just go elsewhere. WHOS WITH ME!?!?!"

Arcade Fire - Funeral = in the top 10 albums of the decade.

crgeorge starstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 08:43AM
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Sorry Samzo, looks like you are on your own...

zzdowz Tue 12/19/2006 09:48AM
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zzdowz

Arcade Fire are some damn good Canadian Rockers.

mcarroll starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 10:36AM
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mcarroll

Looks like ganjjj and Samzo can have themselves a nice little bitch-fest together. The rest of us WILL anticipate the follow-up to one of the best albums of the decade.

pianote starstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 01:13PM
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pianote

if this music is what samzo says,than i agree w/him.

Samzo star Tue 12/19/2006 02:23PM
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Samzo

This may very well be a great album... and their old album could, for all I know, be "in the top 10 albums of the decade." But these dudes don't even JAM. I come to this site for news about bands that take musical RISKS in a live setting. Improv music is about experiencing LIVE CREATIVITY which produces a kind of energy that could never exist when a band is just playing their songs... no matter how good those songs are.

If you all like to go to shows to hear your favorite album played note for note, then you probly don't belong on this site. (Or what this site used to represent, but as I said, I must be behind the times.)

Samzo star Tue 12/19/2006 02:25PM
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Samzo

This is JAM Base, not WELLWRITTENSONG Base.

sk8man121 Tue 12/19/2006 02:34PM
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The tagline for this website is "Go See Live Music." The Arcade Fire are one of the most high profile live acts in the world. They put on an awe inspiring and incredibly powerful live show. Their london and montreal shows all sold out in minutes. Please do your research before making silly arguments.

Samzo Tue 12/19/2006 03:06PM
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Samzo

sk8man you obviously missed the point of what I said... first of all judging a band by how many shows they sell out is weak. Second of all... THEY STILL DON'T JAM no matter how awe inspiring they are. Wow, they can get up on stage and play what they rehearsed. I don't call that performance talent, I call it REHEARSING A LOT.

drades star Tue 12/19/2006 03:10PM
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that kid samzo knows whats up...you guys all suck

drades star Tue 12/19/2006 03:11PM
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best albums of the decade?!
pshhhhhhhh

mcarroll starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 03:33PM
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mcarroll

Samzo, just look at the home page right now. I'll list some names for you, because you are pretending like they are ignoring improvisational music on this site...Matisyahu, JFJO, Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, moe., Govt Mule, Hot Buttered Rum, Down on the Farm Fest, Trey Anastasio, Primus, U-Melt, Little Feat, The Radiators, Bob Weir, YMSB, Trey Anastasio, Zilla...ON THE HOME PAGE. Most of us come to this site because we love all kinds of music, and this is one of the best all-inclusive sites on the internet. Don't tell me (or anybody else for that matter) I don't belong on this site, because I've been coming to it for years and years, and I love the fact that they keep diversifying, because my music tastes are always doing the same.

Andrew W. starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 04:02PM
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Andrew W.

The tagline for this website is "Go See Live Music."

Amen!

Andrew

keithrichardsforpres starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 04:19PM
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keithrichardsforpres

Arcade Fire rocks. They create interesting dynamic textured music with unique orchestrations that haven't been done before. There might be a reason why 2 of the most vibrant artists of the 20th century (Bowie and Byrne) have proclaimed these guys as the future of music.

I can't say that for many "jam bands" today. And what an oxymoron - "progressive jam music" - I would call that Jazz. Nothing "progressive" has come out of the "jam" community in years.

Zarathrusta Tue 12/19/2006 08:08PM
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Zarathrusta

I've been visiting this site since the early 90's when it was a Phish/Simpson's wesite named after Andy Gadiel. Back in those days (my teenage years) I would have agreed with statements complaining about this article. Back then I was all about improv. jams. Thank God I'm older now and appreciate all that music has to offer. These guys are by far my favorite band to emerge in the last seven years.....easy

cRazYcANucKlInG Tue 12/19/2006 11:50PM
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Well I have to admit I wasn't impressed. I listened to both albums. I like listening to different music that I hear about. Sometimes I stumble on good things.

A few days ago I turned on the radio station I grew up with and they were playing this band. I realized why I stopped listening to the radio and just find my own music either through live shows or the internet.

I listen to a wide variety of music but I just get into this band.

But I want to get one thing straight. Just because I don't like this band does it mean that this review being on this site offends me.

Here goes the hippy in me, can't we all just get along. Just because you don't like the music means you have to attack something. Whether that be the website or the people who do like this band.

hippy rant over

mr2bits Wed 12/20/2006 12:34AM
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I have to agree with Crazy. I just downloaded Funeral and listened to it. My impression was a band I'd probably go see at a fest to make my girfriend happy. They aren't all that bad, and its not like Jambase gave them a two page writeup or anything.

Craig Judkins starstarstar Wed 12/20/2006 02:26AM
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Craig Judkins

For all you negative Nancies out there, here's three other people that whole-heartedly disagree with you: David Byrne, Davide Bowie, Trey Anastasio and me.

Okay, four.

harryhood8 starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/20/2006 11:13AM
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harryhood8

"This may very well be a great album... and their old album could, for all I know, be "in the top 10 albums of the decade." But these dudes don't even JAM. I come to this site for news about bands that take musical RISKS in a live setting. Improv music is about experiencing LIVE CREATIVITY which produces a kind of energy that could never exist when a band is just playing their songs... no matter how good those songs are.

If you all like to go to shows to hear your favorite album played note for note, then you probly don't belong on this site. (Or what this site used to represent, but as I said, I must be behind the times.)"

You are a turtle retard. I don't go to shows to hear my favorite album ya d. I goto shows to dance, be free, escape, let music envelope my soul. This website isn't for "jambands" if you want that, goto JAMBANDS.COM. Jambands blow. Wake up.

harryhood8 starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/20/2006 11:15AM
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harryhood8

"I've been visiting this site since the early 90's when it was a Phish/Simpson's wesite named after Andy Gadiel. Back in those days (my teenage years) I would have agreed with statements complaining about this article. Back then I was all about improv. jams. Thank God I'm older now and appreciate all that music has to offer. These guys are by far my favorite band to emerge in the last seven years.....easy"

Listen to this guy. He is open. You all should have open minds to music. Whenever I feel like bashing somthing in any aspect of life i go to this quote.

"The more opinions you have, the less you see"

Once I started letting go of dislike of genres of music or anything for any reason, i found SOOO much more music that i never would have found. Try it.

Samzo Wed 12/20/2006 03:26PM
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Samzo

Look harry, I don't even know what a "turtle retard" is, but you're totally contradicting yourself by saying that "Jambands blow" why don't you practice what you preach, buddy.

And all I'm saying is that this kind of posting is just promotional fluff, its not really what Jambase is all about... I just get more and more suspicious of Jambase and their corporate backing as time goes on (Clear Channel, Sony, etc.). As I said, I'm sure Arcade Fire is great, but they are by no means an improvisational band... this seems to me like a sponsored posting... the new "payola". Wikipedia that.

Craig Judkins Wed 12/20/2006 04:46PM
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Craig Judkins

Samzo - it's about Quality. Nothing else. For real. Let go of yourself and find out. And above all, enjoy. This is music, afterall. And why do we have to label it? It's what THEY do. Not what we should do.

mcarroll Thu 12/21/2006 01:28PM
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mcarroll

Samzo, what don't you get about Jambase posting news about a band they like? Phish was far more popular than Arcade Fire is, but I doubt you were "suspicious" when they were posting about them, and Phish were on Elektra, Widespread Panic (Sanctuary/Capricorn), Govt. Mule (ATO), etc...Arcade Fire is on Merge (does that sound like a major to you?). You just seem to have a double standard because it is not improvisational music. Phish, Grateful Dead, Widespread--I've heard all of them on Clear Channel radio stations. I don't ever recall hearing an Arcade Fire song on a Clear Channel station. Not that any of this matters, because the main concern should be the quality of the music, not the record label, classification, or where you hear it. You just start throwing around all this sellout talk because you don't like the band, which sounds kind of like a child throwing a tantrum because he isn't getting exactly what he wants.

mcmanust Thu 12/21/2006 06:24PM
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I think its classic that he thinks jambase is getting funded by a clear channel/or whoever......

Samzo Sun 12/24/2006 04:02PM
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Samzo

Read the mission statement, foo.

mcarroll Thu 12/28/2006 05:09PM
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mcarroll

Where is the mission statement?