Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny, Ireland, appears to be the source of the leak, forcing the band to stream the album ahead of its official Oct. 28 release date.
Diehard Arcade Fire fans will recognize the highly danceable “Afterlife” as the second song the band performed on the premiere episode for the current season of ‘Saturday Night Live.’
As Arcade Fire gears up for the release of their new album, ‘Reflektor,’ later this month, the band has been adding not-so-secret shows to their docket including an upcoming gig for Neil Young’s Bridge School charity.
The 30-minute special that aired following their late-night performance also premiered more songs from the record, including, “Here Comes the Night Time,” “We Exist,” and “Normal Person.”
We don’t know what it will be, but 30 minutes of Arcade Fire on TV is enticing enough for any Arcade Fire fan.
The album’s rhythmic focus was inspired by the drummers of Haiti, where Butler’s wife and fellow bandmate, Regine Chassagne is from.
Like their previous videos for “Neon Bible” and “We Used To Wait” (named The Wilderness Downtown), it requires some audience participation.