This is the cover you know of.

So much for that. I've seen some statistics from the indie music ticket market on the concert sales based on ticket prices and it's not looking good for The Arcade Fire. They ranked last among a group of other indie faves like MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, The Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses and The National. But I do admire the fact that they're not robbing their fans who want to see them play live. More points. Maybe the numbers will look up later this half of the year. Vampire Weekend seem to enjoy their fandom and upping price those tickets.

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” is previewed from Arcade Fire’s new album The Suburbs, expected August 2 via Merge. A lot of buzz that this record has gotten out of its cage but I say do what's best and take a bite off this new track. Although this album does pale in comparison to the highly acclaimed Funeral, there are also good ones from this record like Month of May, Ready to Start and We Used to Wait, among others. Kill some time with these previously released tracks because these certainly don't disappoint. Count that these tracks come packed with a fetching album cover makes it all the worth buying. I dig.

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Introducing animated The Suburbs cover: Hover your mouse over this baby.


Um, the charts in your link are referring to ticket PRICES, not number of tickets sold. In fact, the chart you're probably referring to - the first one on that page - shows the single most expensive tickets ever sold for a given band's show. So yes, Vampire Weekend might have once charged more for a concert than Arcade Fire (seriously, $150? I hope they made everyone dinner afterward and drove them home), but that doesn't mean they're playing bigger shows to more people.

My bad for not clarifying that aspect of the sales. Yes, they earn with those ticket prices. Vampire Weekend is stocking up on moolah to pay for that case with Kirsten Kennis.

Here is my review of the Suburbs.

This song has been on repeat for about three days - am I crazy, or is this like "Heart of Glass" on indie steroids?

aka awesome

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