Monday, October 27, 2008

Old Arcade Fire Videos

Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) video via YouTube

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Whilst perusing videos for the Decemberists yesterday I stumbled across all of these old Arcade Fire videos. The one above the break was filmed in Maine on Mt Desert Island, a place I have spent a lot of time. The video was filmed on a VERY small budget using help from the students at the College of the Atlantic. The band played a free show for the students of this VERY small school as a thank you. Mind you, all of this took place before Arcade Fire popped off, before the release of Funeral. Crazy how far they went in such a short period of time.

This is a video for the opening track from Funeral. This is the song that made me fall in love with Arcade Fire even if the lyrics are still pretty confusing.

Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) video via YouTube

It seems like more than half of the songs from Funeral received a video treatment:

Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out) video via YouTube

This clip is two of my favorite songs from Arcade Fire's most recent release, Neon Bible taken from a performance for BBC radio 2:

Arcade Fire - Intervention & (Anti-Christ Television Blues) video via YouTube

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

the Decemberists in Georgetown, TX?

I was surprised to hear that the Decemberists will be nearby soon. It's not so surprising that they will be in town, it's that they are going to be in Georgetown. For those of you outside of Austin, Georgetown is an upscale little town Northeast of Austin but 20--30 minutes. The Decemberists are actually playing at Southwestern University, which is located in Georgetown. Tickets have been on sale to the public since October 7th but the actual show is happening this Thursday, the 30th.

I heard the newest single from the Decemberists on the radio tonight, it's called Valerie Plame and it will appear on their upcoming album called Always the Bridesmaid Vol:1. All I can really tell you about the new song is it is pretty somber and you can check it out on the band's MySpace.

If you're, somehow, unfamiliar with the Decemberists I've collected a sort of greatest hits video collection after the jump.

These aren't necessarily in any sort of order but this first video is a 10-minute mini-movie. Check it out:

the Decemberists - O Valencia! video via YouTube

the Decemberists - 16 Military Wives video via YouTube

This is one of my favorite songs by the Decemberists and it was hard to find a video that captures it well. I consider this music for a winter day:

the Decemberists - Engine Driver video via YouTube

Can I just say there are a LOT of crappy homemade Decemberists videos on YouTube including like a thousand crappy cover versions with people on acoustic guitars. I thought this crappy homemade video, at least, fit the Decemberists general visual aesthetics:

the Decemberists - the Sporting Life video via YouTube

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