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We Used to Wait

We Used to Wait


by Arcade Fire


Arcade Fire Official Site

This simple site for Arcade Fire reflects the band's anti-commercial and indie take on their own identity.

The Wilderness Downtown

This interactive web-based music video for "We Used to Wait" is the product of Arcade Fire's collaboration with filmmaker Chris Milk. Unless you have a super fast computer, you probably want to shut down other programs and windows before starting the video—which, by the way, is awesome.

Who is Arcade Fire? Tumblr

This is a hilarious site created in response to the absurdly angry reactions of fans of Eminem, Lady Gaga, and even Bieber fans outraged by Arcade Fire's upset at the 2011 Grammys. For those not in the know, "who the f*** is Arcade Fire?" seemed like a valid enough question. Don't miss "Who is Arcade Fire," a silly song from @songadaymann.

New York Times: "One Very, Very Indie Band" by Darcy Frey, March 4, 2007

This is a great feature article about the Arcade Fire's rise to fame, describing the band at the height of indie coolness—recording their second full-length album in a church they converted to a studio.

Precipitate Journal: "'The Suburbs' Revisited" by Daniel Levis Keltner, 2010

Of many professional reviews of the suburbs, this one from a "Journal of the New Environmental Imagination" is one of the most thoughtful and interesting reviews we came across, focusing on the album's "big ideas" more than its good music.

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