• Arcade Fire: The 411 On Indie's Biggest Band

    Arcade Fire: The 411 On Indie's Biggest Band

    No. 1 albums, sold-out arenas, total and complete comfort with the trappings and demands of mainstream success -- what kind of indie band is this? John Wray hits the road with Arcade Fire and learns the answer: an indie band like no other. [Magazine Excerpt] Respect for the GameIt's 5:45 on a flawless summer afternoon at Montreal's Osheaga Music Festival, just under three hours before Arcade Fire are scheduled to play in front of a capacity crowd of over 50,000 -- by far their biggest ever show in their hometown -- but the gig is the last thing on anyone's mind. A more epic reckoning is at hand: a table-tennis throwdown with Pavement. "I sent an e-mail to [Pavement's] Bob Nastanovich, saying I'd heard they were the best on the circuit," Jeremy Gara, Arcade Fire's drummer-shouter-guitarist, tells me.

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