Canadian rock-band Arcade Fire was formed in 2003 in Montreal. That time the line-up included the spouses Régine Chassagne and Win Butler. Soon they were joined by Win’s brother William Butler and after that the line-up was enlarged by Richard Parry and Tim Kingsbury. Together with Dane Mills and Brendan Reed the group recorded and released the first eponymous EP in 2003, however after the band gained the popularity that EP titled Arcade Fire was re-released in 2005 at Merge. Arcade Fire started performing, and their shows were so bright and energetic, that pretty soon the band was noticed: Merge Records offered them a contract.
In 2004 Arcade Fire released their debut studio work titled Funeral. It was acclaimed by the musical experts, who noted the interesting and versatile sound. Numerous music lovers also enjoyed the record – its gloomy atmosphere did not frighten them off but vice versa, it attracted the attention. Many musical magazines agreed that Funeral deserved the honorable title of the Album Of The Year, meanwhile Arcade Fire started performing not only at small clubs, but at prestigious and famous festivals like Reading and Leeds Festival and Lollapalooza.
In 2006 Arcade Fire began working on their new record Neon Bible. As the first step they turned the old building of church in seventy kilometers from Montreal into the real studio and then during the whole year the musicians were creating the material for the new album. The official release of Neon Bible took place in 2007, and that studio attempt pleased both musical critics and the band’s fans. The experts again mentioned the group’s original sound, which could hardly be mixed up with someone else’s. Moreover, several musical magazines included Neon Bible into the list of the Best Albums Of The Year, and the British magazine Q placed it at the first place.
In 2010 Arcade Fire pleased the music lovers: the rockers released their third studio work The Suburbs. Traditionally, the album turned out to be original. The musicians presented the signature and versatile sound that had already been enjoyed by millions of connoisseurs of music all around the world. There is no doubt that fans of interesting music will be totally satisfied with The Suburbs, which cannot be described by the terms of one certain style. Arcade Fire realized a long time ago what kind of music they would like to create, and they are definitely not going to limit themselves at their art. And that is absolutely wonderful.