Arcade Fire need little introduction, I loved Funeral but had more mixed relationship with Neon Bible which was probably more to do with me rather than them. Anyway Zane Lowe debuted two songs from forthcoming 12″ (he’s making a habit of this sort of thing) while it’s also been announced via their website third album The Suburbs will be released on August 2nd.
‘The Suburbs’ is pretty much what we’ve come to expect from them with really catchy piano lead, it will be running around your head all day. ‘Month of May’ meanwhile is much more intriguing with its uncharacteristic urgent punk vibe, it even has the 1,2,3,4’s, a la Rodney Trotters attempts at music with Mental Mickey. It’s certainly different but I’m liking it!
Third album The Suburbs will be released on August 2nd (UK) /3rd (US). You can pre-order it here.