Thursday, November 8, 2007

Arcade Fire on Austin City Limits This Weekend

In it's 33rd year, Austin City Limits is showing no signs of losing steam or losing touch with the pulse of the music fans everywhere. Arcade Fire will make their debut on the show that never dies (thankfully). Playing songs from 2004's, Funeral, hailed by many as the greatest debut album ever, and their equally impressive 2007 release, Neon Bible, the band, well known for their live show, will be able to again showcase their powerful melodies and intense stage presence. During their February 2007 performance on Saturday Night Live, the band followed the live taping with an impromptu three song set for the cast, crew and audience.

The 2007-2008 ACL schedule can be found here. Also on this page, you can find your local PBS station to tune in for this and future shows. This season's prior performances include The Decemberists and Explosions in the Sky, and a return engagement with Wilco, which aired this past week. Still to come are Paolo Nutini, Lucinda Williams, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bloc Party, Ghostland Observatory, Kings of Leon, Rocky Erickson, and a show recorded on location in San Fransisco during the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. But this week is all about Arcade Fire as they continue what has been an incredibly successful year as they have continued to receive critical acclaim, while adding to their legion on fans.

The set is as follows:

  • Black Mirror
  • Keep the Car Running
  • Laika
  • Haiti
  • Intervention
  • Antichrist Television Blues
  • Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
  • Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
  • Rebellion (Lies)
  • Wake Up
    NPR was on location in February of this year to record the final night of the bands 5 night stint at New York's Judson Memorial Church for their "All Things Considered" show. Details of the show as well as a brief history of the band are included on the shows page which also includes stream of the concert along with interviews. You can download the full concert here (mp3).

    I took the liberty to download and cut the show into individual songs (as always, if you find my bandwidth has been exceeded, try back the next day).
    Wake Up (marching through the crowd to the stage)
    Black Mirror
    Keep the Car Running
    No Cars Go
    Haiti
    Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son
    Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
    The Well and the Lighthouse
    Ocean of Noise
    Rebellion (Lies)
    Intervention
    My Body is a Cage
    Neon Bible
    Neighborhood 2 (Laika)

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