Monday, February 26, 2007

Arcade Fire on SNL

Arcade Fire never let ya down when it comes to their live performance. Above is the second song they played the other night on SNL, "Keep the Car Running." Up until I heard this song for the first time last week, I wasn't officially on board with all the hype surrounding their new album, Neon Bible. Not that I wasn't looking forward to it, I just thought that there was no way they could top 2004's Funeral.

You can download the live mp3 here. Pretty good stuff if you ask me. It's not nearly as over the top as some of their arrangements, but I think its subtleness is really what draws you in.

More notably, perhaps, was their first performance of the night. The band delivered a decent rendition of "Intervention" [also off Neon Bible]. Apparently breaking strings really upsets Mr. Winn Butler [see below]. You can download that live mp3 here.

Both mp3's were courtesy of knkmusic [update: hyperlinks to the mp3's were taken down per knkmusic's request].


alie said...

I heard it wasn't about a broken string at all...I guess, during the commercial break, that guitar said that Winn's mom "dressed like a prostitute" and so after the song, Winn just fucking kicked its ass. Guitars talk such shit, man.

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