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Miroir Noir

In Music on January 7, 2009 at 9:03 am

Win Butler stands on a balcony, with only a mic and the dark sky to keep him company, belting out the beginning lyrics of “Keep the Car Running.”  Random answering machine messages are played from calls placed to 1-866-Neonbible, with some being messages of hope, some of hate, some of sheer desperation.  There is also an awesome takeway show where the band is squeezed into an elevator and the beat is kept with the ripping of pages out of a book.  

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Miroir Noir was released by Arcade Fire on December 15th.  It is a documentary on the band’s live shows, recording sessions, and random goofy moments. It covers the warming up and the cooling down.  Intriguingly, it brings a sort of humanity to one of the most notable indie rock bands of the 21st century.  If you are a fan of Arcade Fire then their 76 minute documentary is a must have.

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  1. im glad you mentioned their take away show. It was an excellent video.

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