The Arcade Fire return with their third full-length studio album, 'The Suburbs', released on Sonovox. Produced by the Arcade Fire and co-produced by Markus Dravs, 'The Suburbs' was written, arranged and recorded around Montreal and New York over the past two years.
Having released two of the most inventive and musically extravagant records of the noughties - 'Funeral' and 'Neon Bible' - Arcade Fire have created a concept and sound that represents their personal upbringing (in the suburbs) for their third outing. Frontman Win Butler's vocal lines are smoother than before and given weight by a looming sense of darkness, while co-vocalist Regine gives balance to Arcade Fire's music with an added feeling of wonder running through her work. As with their earlier material, violins, harpsichords and xylophones, among other instruments, accompany guitars and drums to add depth to a superb indie rock sound.