Looking forward to seeing these guys in December. This song makes me happy
Putting together an October mix for my ipod. A little New Order for this 10th month, yes?
An alternate-universe arcade fire: more with the creepy and theatrical, less with the earnest
This is not just a matter of “meaning it.” I’m definitely not saying I’d prefer this band if they were only more arch, more theatrical, play-acting instead of really saying. The difference, I think, lies in what they mean. Because taking a path that involves shooting for the grand earnest statement, preaching to the kids, will lead you very different than a path that involves acting something out for them — acting out something possibly a little odd and perverse, something malleable, something that confronts reality by reshaping it, instead of shouting at it.