FIRST LISTEN: ‘The Suburbs’ by Arcade Fire (Merge Recs)

The Suburbs

The album (releasing tomorrow) is Arcade’s third album and was influenced by lead singer Wynn Butler’s memories of writing love letters to a girl.  He feels that art is disappearing.

Arcade Fire To Launch ‘The Suburbs’ at Maddison Square Garden Live via YouTube & VEVO

 “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express” is being launched on Aug 5, 2010.  The series partners American Express and VEVO & Youtube to present five large concerts live.  First up, Arcade Fire will be playing at the square in NY at the release of their third album ‘The Suburbs.