Published Jul 21, 2010Arcade Fire have a new album, The Suburbs, coming out on August 3, but the band's live schedule is still a little slim, consisting mostly of festival dates and mini-tours. If you're not in one of the select locations that Arcade Fire will be hitting in the coming months, don't despair: the anthemic Montreal rockers will be streaming their August 5 concert at Madison Square Garden live via YouTube.
Yesterday (July 20), the band released a 40-second trailer advertising the webcast. It's a pretty stunning clip, featuring a snippet of new track "Rococo" (previously only heard live). There are rumours circulating that Spike Jonze, who was previously said to be working with the band, directed the clip. However, there has yet to be any official confirmation.
On top of the live webcast, Seattle radio station The End is streaming 30-second snippets of each track from The Suburbs. You can head here to check them out. Although we have to say that this is probably the worst way possible to experience a new album. But, hey, your call.