View Full Version : NEON BIBLE = HEAVEN

01-28-2007, 12:55 PM
I just got the new Arcade Fire album, and it's totally awesome. I'm so psyched to hear "Keep The Car Running," "No Cars Go," and whatever else they choose to play. I just want those two, because they might be my new favorite Arcade Fire songs.

I. can't. wait.

01-28-2007, 01:06 PM
No Cars Go is an old song.

01-28-2007, 01:11 PM
I am digging Windowsill and Intervention myself.

Mabdul Doobakus
01-28-2007, 01:21 PM
They played No Cars Go at the 2005 Coachella, right? Cause I surely recognize it from somewhere, and I can't imagine where else that would be.

01-28-2007, 01:21 PM
No Cars Go is an old song.

Hey mister hipster, he never said it was a new song. Just said it's his new favorite.

01-28-2007, 01:26 PM
is it possible to get a private message with information as to where i can hear this?

Mabdul Doobakus
01-28-2007, 01:28 PM


try that...not sure if it still works

01-28-2007, 01:48 PM
thank you much :)

01-28-2007, 01:58 PM
Intervention and Ocean of Noise are my two new favs.

And the update to NoCarsGo is awesome!

01-28-2007, 02:08 PM
the album is OK. There are some weak tracks, some solid ones, and a couple great ones.

I liked Funeral a lot better, I've given it 12 listens so far and I'm pretty sure that's where I stand. I'm almost inclined to say sophomore slump, but it's a solid enough album not to.

01-28-2007, 02:52 PM
I've listened to the streams in The Hype Machine etc ... I love tracks #2 thru #10 (fall in love on 1st and/or 2nd listening only) - DEFINITELY am going to buy it in CD and vinyl!

Keep The Car Running
Black Waves/Bad Vibrations
Neon Bible
Ocean of Noise
The Well and The Lighthouse
Antichrist Television Blues
No Cars Go

Interestingly that 1st and last tracks are growing on me. Great album - almost as good as the epic Funeral.

Great 2007 start for indie music ...

1. The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible 9.5/10
2. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away 9.0/10
3. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer 9.0

Menomena - Friend and Foe 8.0/10
The Good, The Bad and The Queen 8.0/10
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity 7.5/10
Piebald - Accidental Gentlemen 7.5/10

01-29-2007, 04:27 AM
After about 20 rotations, Ocean of Noise is the only weak track for me- and that is even growing on me as I listen to it more.

01-29-2007, 04:54 AM
I can't wait to listen to this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arcade fire is my favorite band

Stefinitely Maybe
01-29-2007, 06:05 AM
They played No Cars Go at Coachella 2005, yes. It was on their first EP.

01-29-2007, 06:10 AM
I love No Cars Go... But why is it on the new album? Is this version different?

01-29-2007, 10:50 AM
I had an old version of No Cars Go. The album version is cleaner, and better, and my new weapon of choice. I want them to close their set with it.

01-29-2007, 12:07 PM
Holy Shit! This album is fantastic. That first song blew me away

Thank you som much for the link you made my day!!!

01-29-2007, 01:35 PM
i like both versions of no cars go. the old one sounds more raw and natural. the new one sounds more...produced, but its still good.

01-29-2007, 01:42 PM
Lindsey, is that kitty yours?

01-29-2007, 02:42 PM
it was a kitten that i fostered. i had to give him back.

01-29-2007, 03:19 PM
so cute

01-29-2007, 04:08 PM
i dont wanna jump the gun on this one, as it's only monday, but Keep the Car Running might just be my favorite song of the week.

01-29-2007, 04:22 PM
I love No Cars Go... But why is it on the new album? Is this version different?

Because they ran out of ideas.

01-29-2007, 05:08 PM
I heard the album... I think it is okay. I mean, it's no Funeral... But it is still a good album.

01-29-2007, 05:37 PM
it's juicy

01-29-2007, 06:08 PM
Woot! I dig it...

01-29-2007, 06:12 PM
I have listened to this all week. It's already one of my favorite CDs ever. EVER. I'm in LOVE! (and obviously liked the band already before)

Woo hoo!!

01-29-2007, 10:25 PM
fyi -

The Arcade Fire's setlist in their "triumphant UK return" gig:

The set was:

'Black Mirror'
'Keep the Car Running'
'No Cars Go'
'Black Wave/Bad Vibrations'
'My Body Is A Cage'
'Ocean Of Noise'
'Rebellion (Lies)'
'Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)'
'The Well And The Lighthouse'
'(Antichrist Television Blues)'
'Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)'
'Wake Up'


01-29-2007, 10:33 PM
4-7 are my favorites.

01-29-2007, 10:39 PM
There has been some sweet releases this year (tgtbtq, shins) but this is far superior to me. This is a 10. It honestly feels as good as a new radiohead release(almost.) Can't wait for its vinyl.

and with that, heres a sweet imaginary Coachet-list:

Neon Bible(just win and regine on drums)
No Cars Go
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Black Waves/Bad Vibrations
(Antichrist Television Blues)
Wake Up
Keep the Car Running
My Body is a Cage
Neighborhood #1(Tunnels)
Power Out

Hell yes

01-30-2007, 06:11 PM
back 2 da real TAF sl ... they changed the order!


Beginning the show right in the middle of the sold out audience, the band performed 'Wake Up' without amplification to give the show a unique start.

Moving to the main stage, the group then played a host of new songs including forthcoming single 'Keep The Car Running', 'Black Wave/ Bad Vibrations', 'Intervention', 'Building Downtown' and former b-side turned 'Neon Bible' album track 'No Cars Go'.

However it was during first album anthem 'Rebellion/ Lies' that Arcade Fire left their biggest impression, with frontman Win Butler diving into the crowd to deliver his vocals stood atop a chair, halfway down the church's aisle.

The singer's venture seemed to be inspired by the reverential effect the venue had on the crowd - which included Coldplay's Chris Martin - with Butler joking they were "acting like they were in a church".

He later compared the contrast between an applause and mass-like silence to a Japanese audience.

"You're very polite, your parents would be very proud," he explained, before asking had "anyone one come with their parents?"

Following several raised hands he added: "Wow, your parents are cooler than mine!"

Concluding the set with 'Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)' from debut album 'Funeral' ...