oops: more new arcade fire
the Arcade Fire's "Intervention"
So if you head over to iTunes with the intention of buying the new Arcade Fire single "Intervention," what you'll really get is the track that follows from Neon Bible, "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations", and it is huge, dark, urgent, and absolutely amazing. Regine takes the first half:
We can reach the sea
they won't follow me
shadows, they fear the sun
we'll make it if we run
and Win comes in at about the 1:40 mark:
Stop now before it's too late
Eating in the ghetto on a hundred dollar plate
Nothing lasts forever that's the way it's gotta be
There's a great black wave in the middle of the sea
for me/for you
According to Win Butler:
"Intervention was supposed to be uploaded to iTunes as a charity single benefiting Partners in Health on the 28th of December, but someone at Merge uploaded the wrong song 2 days early. The song that people have downloaded from the US side of iTunes is called Black Wave/Bad Vibrations, and it is the next track on the record after Intervention...
The whole thing sounds a little fishy, and then Win adds some cryptic stuff that is even more likely to be complete bullshit, including:
"That is why we leaked over 100 songs on myspace as fake band names over the last year and made a compilation of the 11 most popular songs and called it Neon Bible!"
Read Win's full message at arcadefire.com. Then go to iTunes and purchase the song, as it's likely the best 99 cents I've ever spent. Thanks to the Torture Garden and Deaf Indie Elephants for the tip.