Neon Bible

Neon Bible

I'll be surprised if The Arcade Fire's new album Neon Bible doesn't make waves. It's amazing.
I'm living in an age that calls darkness light.
Though my language is dead, still the shapes fill my head.
I'm living in an age whose name I don't know.
Big sounds. Orchestral. I don't know what else you might expect from a 7~9 member band. They're practically The Polyphonic Spree, but with better sensibilities. But also restrained. There's a sound of suppression and stifling to the whole thing.

I'm also enjoying Modest Mouse's Dashboard, the only single released (so far) from their upcoming We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. It's a frantic, silly, bouncing thing. Awesome. It actually touches some of the same area covered by Neon Bible: sweeping, broad, and dulled. Like a cello playing in the next room.


Just testing.