Thursday, May 19, 2011

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

In 2001, Win Butler and Josh Deu, began performing small shows at lots and at art galleries in Boston, before moving to Montreal.

One of their earliest shows, were at a Christian music festival, Inside Out Soul Festival, and later at the Battle of the Bands, and some other shows at the Concordia University.

At that moment the band was consisted by Wine Butler, his future wife, Régine Chassangne, Josh Deu, Myles Broscoe, Dane Mills and Brendan Reed.

This initial band structure began to dissolve in the summer of 2002, when the band travelled to Buttler's family ranch in Maine, to record their sefl-title EP. Tension Buttler and Broscoe led the latter to exit the band followinf the recording session. So Richard Reed Parry, who had been helping with the band record, began to collaborate with them during the sessions and would go on to join the band shortly afterwards.

In 2003, the band celebrated the release of its EP, with a show at Montreal's Casa del Popolo. But this concerted ended in the middle of the encore, with an fight between Butler and Redd, who quit the ban on-stage. To save the concert, Win's brother, William Butler and Tim Kingsbury replaced Reed and Mills, and so that the band could continue the show.

Before the end of their first year together, the band got a record contract with the independent record label, Merge Records, and became what we know now.

So, i leave you today with anoter two songs from this fantastic band.

And last but not least, you should see this:


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

The year was 2002, and the place was High Green, suburbs of Sheffield. A small band that started working with the Yellow Arch Studios played their first gig at The Grapes.

This song was played at their first gig in 2003, the name of the song is "Ravey Ravey Rave" and is one of the songs never released by them.

By the end of their gigs, cd's were given away to the public, with 17 songs. The cd is now knowed as the Beneath the Boardwalk.
More demos were made, and also given away for free. The group did not mind this way of distribution as they say "we never made those demos to make money or anything. We were giving them away free anyway – that was a better way for people to hear them. And it made the gigs better, because people knew the words and came and sang along", admitting saying that they did not even know how to get their songs onto the Internet.

Their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, released in early 2006, became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Oasis' Definitely Maybe and remains the fastest-selling debut album for a band in the UK.

The band's fourth album Suck It and See will be released on 6 June 2011.

I leave you with the last two singles from Arctic Monkeys, see you next time :)

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