What is a fanlisting?
A fanlisting is a place for all fans of a particular show, movie, actor/actress, singer, etc. to come together and build the biggest listing of people from all around the world who are fans of that subject. For more information visit the TheFanlistings.org
What is Arcade Fire?
Arcade Fire is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its members are Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, and Jeremy Gara. Howard Bilerman, who played drums on Funeral, has since moved on to other projects. As of May 2005, the touring band includes violinist Owen Pallett, who has opened for their shows, appearing as the one-man band 'Final Fantasy'
Arcade Fire formed around the husband and wife duo of Butler and Chassagne. Joining together as recently as mid-2003, the current lineup solidified in late 2003/early 2004, when their first full-length album Funeral was recorded. Arcade Fire is known for its enthralling live performances, as well as its use of a large number of musical instruments. The promise showed by the band in its live shows allowed it to land a record contract with Chapel Hill-based independent record label Merge Records.
The band employs a vast array of instruments—mainly guitar, drums, and bass guitar—but also piano, violin, viola, cello, xylophone, keyboard, accordion, and harp. With several able musicians, Arcade Fire takes most of its instrumental diversity on tour, with band members switching instrumental duties between songs. The number of instruments, along with a wide set of musical influences has provided a substantial number of resources on which to draw from during the recording process.
The band’s trademark fashion is the waistcoat, giving them an air of frumpiness. The name is taken from an early song found on bootlegs, "The Great Arcade Fire".
Their first full-length album, Funeral, debuted in September 2004 in the USA and in February 2005 in the UK, and was very highly acclaimed by critics . The title of the debut album was chosen because of the death of several family members during recording. These events created a somber atmosphere which influenced songs such as "Une année sans lumière" ("A Year without Light"), "In the Backseat", and "Haiti", Chassagne's elegy to her lost homeland.
Without a major label backing, the success of the band and the album Funeral has been acclaimed as an internet phenomenon, with much of the early push coming from reviews on sites such as Pitchfork. The band booked small clubs for their 2004 tour but overwhelming interest forced many venue changes, far beyond the band's expectations, and continued internationally into mid-2005 throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the SummerSonic Festival in Japan. Funeral made many top ten album lists for 2004.
Arcade Fire was featured on the April 4, 2005 cover of Time Magazine's Canadian edition, and hailed as a band who "helped put Canadian music on the world map". In May 2005, the band signed a short-term publishing contract with EMI for Funeral and in June, the band released a new single, "Cold Wind", on the Six Feet Under: Everything Ends, Music from the HBO Original Series - Vol. 2 soundtrack.
From the Wikipedia.
What albums have The Arcade Fire released?
- Neon Bible (2007)
- Funeral (2004)
- Demo EP (2003)
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