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Single Review: Arcade Fire – ‘We Used To Wait’

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Having been on the live circuit and recording scene for seven years now, Canadian indie quintet Arcade Fire are on the verge of releasing their new record The Suburbs and with its first single We Used To Wait seeing its release this week, the band are set to ignite the flames once again with their rich laudable brand of rock that has kept them on the radar for the best part of a decade.

ArcadeFireTheSuburbsThe Montreal rockers stick to what they know with We Used To Wait and the song pulls in elements of the first two records with its staccato piano melody plunging into a catchy and bolshy mid tempo rhythm that is every bit as invigorating and fresh as the bands earlier hits including Rebellion (Lies) and Wake Up.

Fronted by husband and wife duo Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, the band is a collective jack of all trades playing a variety of instruments including violin, glockenspiel, mandolin, xylophone and hurdy gurdy as well as instrument mainstays bass, drums and guitar as heard on We Used To Wait.

The song is a radio friendly indie single that is put together with precision and detail.

Front-man Win Butler’s panache vocals are prodigious on the single and with the backing of band well used to an effortlessly brilliant delivery the track is an incredible welcome back for Arcade Fire into the land of critical acclaim and chart topping releases.