Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ Streaming In Full – Listen
Arcade Fire are streaming ‘Reflektor,’ their much anticipated, expertly marketed fourth album, a week ahead of its Oct. 29 release. Listen via the YouTube video above, and as you groove along to the Montreal crew’s latest, dig the visuals, taken from the 1959 film ‘Black Orpheus.’
‘Reflektor’ arrives some three years after ‘The Suburbs,’ the breakout LP that earned Arcade Fire an unexpected Grammy for Album of the Year. The band recorded this latest batch of tunes in Jamaica and New York City, working with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy in the latter locale and ultimately trimming some 50 tracks down to a relatively tidy 13, spread over two discs.
In the lead-up to today’s stream, Arcade Fire teased ‘Reflektor’ with random graffiti blasts, played the season premiere of ‘SNL,’ filmed a zany NBC concert special and performed last weekend as the Reflektors at a pair of Brooklyn warehouse shows. Win Butler and his gang of artsy stadium rockers have yet to announce a proper tour, but when they do, expect anything but a boring ol’ press release.