About Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire is a Canadian rock band that was formed on 2001 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The members are Win Butler (Lead Vocalist, Songwriter), Regine Chassagne (Lead Vocalist), Richard Parry (guitar/drum/keyboard/accordion), William Butler (bass guitar, percussion, and synthesizer), Jeremy Gara (Drummer), Tim Kingsbury (Bass guitar, guitar, keyboards) and Sarah Neufield (Violinist). The band formed through Win and Josh in Montreal and they met when they were high school in Philips Exeter Academy while in college they both studied in Concordia University. The two begin to formed music and soon after they met Regine in McGill University where they practicing their piece. Regine joined them due to affection to Win and started to records demo tapes.
The band released their self titled EP “Arcade Fire (Us Kids Know)” that was recorded on 2002 in Butler’s farm in Maine. It was released in the year 2003 and successfully sold in which they received fame. In the year 2004 they released their first debut album called “Funeral” on September 14, 2004 through Merge and Rough Trade Records. It was a tribute to their family members who died before the release of the album. It was nominated as “Best Alternative Music Album” in 2005 Grammy Award and reached number 19 in UK Singles Chart.
The 2nd album of the band was released on March 3, 2007 called “Neon Bible” via Merge Records. It is the first album for Jeremy and Sarah that reached the first peaked charting for the band that ranked number 2 in Billboard 200. It takes 3 years before they released their 3rd album called “The Suburbs” that was out on August 2, 2010 by Merge Record along with Mercury Records and it was produced by Markus Dravis and the band itself. This album was received many awards including the “Album of the Year” in Grammy Awards and 2011 Juno Awards as well as “Best International Album” in 2011 BRIT Awards. Not only with that, it was ranked from number 52 it rises to number 12 in Billboard 200.
Arcade Fire introduced their 4th album entitled “Reflektor” on October 28, 2013 by Merge and Sonovox Records and it was produced by James Murphy, Markus and the band. The album was inspired by Haitian Rara Music in the movie Black Orpheus and Søren Kierkegaard's composition called “The Present Age”. The band had lots of performances to promote their albums throughout their career including their last album “Reflektor” that was held in Montreal on August 30, 2014 together with Spoon and Dan Deacon in which they conquer the stage with a red carpet.