Still stuck with the spotty-at-best wifi here. I happen to have this on my laptop, though, so I’m throwing it up. It’s the 2001 demo of The Arcade Fire’s first work. It’s interesting to see how their sound evolved into Funeral. I can’t say I really love these songs, but they’re worth checking out, for the curious or the insatiable collectors out there. In particular, No Winter for a Year has that same kind of snowy depression that marked Tunnels, while an instrumental track shows glimmers of the complex orchestration they would become known for later on. Then, of course, there’s the tune, The Great Arcade Fire, which is more proof that bands shouldn’t have theme songs. See also: “What’s Your Favorite Color, Baby (Living Colour)?” by Living Colour; “Beastie Revolution” (Beastie Boys).
Anyway, a few tastes then a zip. Y’all know the deal.
No Winter for a Year
You Tried to Turn Away My Fears
Cop the whole demo tape, with the above three songs and more, in a zip file.