In addition to having recently released an excellent third album, Arcade Fire also has allowed fans a personal video experience using Google Maps/Street View for the latest single from The Suburbs “We Used To Wait.” You can give it a whirl yourself, here.
Also of note, I happened upon a version of “We Used To Wait” by The Drums… it’s live cover but interesting and a few remixes and couple live versions of “We Used To Wait” and “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”. Additionally, I’m posting “Cold Wind” from the Six Feet Under final season soundtrack, just because it’s awesome, and another track from that compilation, Interpol’s “Direction” just because it, too, is awesome…
My body is a cage that keeps me from dancing with the one I love but my mind holds the key… “My Body Is A Cage” was one of my favorite songs from Arcade Fire’s most recent album Neon Bible, released about 3 years ago. And, it’s really no surprise it was covered last year by Sara Lov and now again by Peter Gabriel on his collection of covers Scratch My Back, released today on Virgin.
From the soundtrack to the final season of Six Feet Under, Everything Ends, over the weekend I found this jam by Interpol just excellent for driving around Boston in traffic with no real rush – the progression is enough to keep you graduating while it’s not so overwhelming that you can notice more than every other time that the same song has been playing over and over
On the occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY today, December 1st a press announcement was made with the complete list of participating artists and cover art for the upcoming 4AD
release Dark Was The Night. Dark Was The Night will be released on February 17th, 2009. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer. A total of 31 exclusive tracks have been recorded for the compilation. It will be available as a double cd/triple viny and will benefit the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it.
Dark Was The Night began three years ago with a casual conversation between Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and John Carlin. In discussing the project, they agreed it made sense not to do a “theme” album per se; but something that showcased the bast in independent music, with an emphasis on traditional themes played and arranged in a contemporary way, and on songwriting, which is the strength of many of the artists featured here. As Aaron and Bryce started inviting their peers to contribute, their intuition about the pro-social disposition of so many of them was confirmed. As a result, 31 exclusive tracks were recorded.