Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Arcade Fire: "Afterlife"

Arcade Fire played a secret Brooklyn warehouse show last week (photo c/o Rolling Stone)

With the release of their highly-anticipated forthcoming album around the corner and a handful of promotional performances as alter egos The Reflektors under their belt, Arcade Fire just dropped the second studio single from their fourth release, Reflektor. "Afterlife," a sunny, synth-laden track that samples the accessible dance-rock flavour Neon Bible and The Suburbs were doused in, poses more existential questions under layers of feel-good sparkle. The single, which was premiered by Zane Low on BBC Radio 1, isn't a particularly challenging track, but is unequivocally infectious as an energized, harmonic full group effort. Although they now paint their faces while toying with a new live moniker, "Afterlife" is happy evidence that there are still remnants of the reigning indie collective underneath.

Reflektor drops October 29 via Merge Records.

1 comment:

  1. Its melodies are so beautiful. love to listen to it many times.