May 31st, 2010
Arcade Fire‘s official release date for their new album is August 3rd, aptly titled ‘The Suburbs’ a place I fear most. When Thoreau said, ‘the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation’ I believe he spoke of all men who retreat into the suburbs each evening from the city. It’s a quiet, unnerving space. It’s a place of unquantifiable boredom and routine. Maybe that’s not what they were going for? Its just my opinion.
The two new tracks from The Suburbs has that brooding contemplation, that quiet fear of domesticated life. I’m excited for another melodramatic release from this Canadian indie empire.
Arcade Fire- Suburbs
Arcade Fire- Month of May