Published Dec 03, 2010It's been a year of triumphs for Montreal's Arcade Fire, who topped the Billboard chart with their most recent album, The Suburbs. Things just keep on getting better for the beloved indie rockers, as they recently received three Grammy nominations: Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (for the song "Ready to Start"), and Best Alternative Music Album.
In a new press release, Win Butler offered the following reaction to the news: "Now our parents will get off our backs about getting a real respectable job!!!!!" Apparently being a member of Canada's most acclaimed indie band isn't enough for some parents.
Butler also gave his fans this advice: "For those of you who don't understand how gambling works, if something is 100 to 1 odds and you put down 10 dollars, you win 1000 dollars... I'm just saying."
Butler is presumably referring to his own band as the 100 to 1 shot, as they are up against massive artists like Eminem, Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon. Still, regardless of the odds, this nomination confirms that Arcade Fire have officially transcended indiedom to become one of the biggest rock bands around.