The Suburbs, the new album by The Arcade Fire, was released yesterday to widespread acclaim, and the Montreal band is capitalizing on the release with a timely concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. The band, of which former Press music editor John Nova Lomax predicted in 2005, "I'll bet their popularity peaks at about the Verizon Wireless Theater level," even managed to snag legendary film director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Time Bandits) to document the concert. (Sorry, John--little off there.)
It's no secret that two of the band's members, brothers Win and Will Butler (lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, respectively) grew up in the Woodlands, which no doubt influenced the lyrical content of the new album, as its title suggests. We hope a local venue will opt to host a viewing party of the concert, since the event will be streamed live at The Arcade Fire's VEVO channel tomorrow night, 9 p.m.
After the jump, check out the wacky 1981 trailer for Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits.
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