And the start of the dream
I absolutely love The Arcade Fire. They are one of my favourites and if you ever get the chance to see them live, you should. I've never wanted to run on stage and grab a pot to bang on so much until I saw them at Coachella in 2006. They were my personal favourite performance at the festival and I couldn't stop thinking about it for over a week. Their energy is amazing. Their songs are amazing. They just totally rock.
If I remember correctly, "No Cars Go," off their second album Neon Bible, was the last song on their setlist. It seriously blew me away. I remember listening to the song a few times before seeing it live and not thinking too much of it at the time. But after I heard it live, I was hooked. Make sure you listen all the way through until the choir kicks in. I really wish everyone could hear that part live. I thought I'd died and gone to Heaven. Maybe I should really stop hyping this song and band up but I can't! I would like to point out, though, that when I saw them later that year at Hollywood Bowl, the song didn't blow me away as much. Maybe it's because I'd already heard it live. Or maybe it's because I'd personally killed the song. Who knows. Bottom line: it's a good song. Check it out and then check the rest of their songs out!
For those who watched Super Bowl XLII, this song was featured in some post half-time montage (not that I actually expect you to remember). The band is now considering suing Fox for using the song without their permission. Take that!
For those who like Sergio Leone and have already seen Once Upon a Time in the West, check out this video for "My Body is a Cage."
For those who want to see The Arcade Fire perform the track "Neon Bible" in an elevator, check this video out.