The latest episode of our Fan Podcast, we’re talking about Arcade Fire. Klaas Bakker is our guest to talk about the band. Klaas is a big fan and in one hour and along with some music, he’ll try to convince you of the band.

In the We Speak Music Fan Podcast, host Micha van Hoorn talks with music fans about their favorite artists or music. Fans have one hour to make a statement why everyone should be a fan of their passion. They get to explain this by giving 3 reasons. Hearing fans talk about their idols is an amazing way to discover new musical insights, so sit back and enjoy!

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rockband from Montreal. The band consists of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win’s younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. Most of them are multi- instrumentalists and their music is a combination of post punk, barok pop and orchestral sounds. In 2011, Arcade Fire won a Grammy (Best Album Of The Year) for their third album The Suburbs.

The Fan

Our guest is Klaas Bakker. He’s an Arcade Fire fan since 2007 and since then, he saw a show from every tour. In one hour you’ll get a speed class about Arcade Fire and he’ll also try to convince you (if you aren’t convinced yet) about the band.

Fragments from the podcast

Live performance
One of the subjects we are talking about is the live performance from Arcade Fire. The band is known from their exclusive and good live shows and their great sound on stage. To illustrate, check out this video. The live passage between ‘Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)’ and ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ is a famous one. Goosebumps guaranteed:

Arcade Fire recorded this video after a show in Barcelona. What was the last time you walked away after a concert and the audience sounded like this?

Album campaigns
Another point of discussion in the podcast was the album campaigns of Arcade Fire. They never release ‘just’ an album. It’s all worked out details and in an original campaign. For Everything Now, their last album, they founded a company: Everything Now Cooperation. Check out the video below:

The Sound
The last subject in the podcast was the unique sound of the band. As multi instrumentalists they are not afraid to experiment and change their sound. For example, on their fourth album Reflektor, they used a more electronic sound.

And listen for example to ‘Electric Blue’, in which you mostly hear Régine and also a new sound.

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