the real intervention
"Intervention," the actual first single from the Arcade Fire's new album Neon Bible, is now available for purchase on iTunes. Muuuuch better than that crappy radio rip. It's unclear whether the above photo is the Neon Bible album art, or just the art for the single. "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations" is also still available on iTunes under the title "Intervention." The real "Intervention" is 4:19 long, while "Black Wave" is 3:57. Confused yet?
p.s. Does anyone else think this wasn't a Merge screw-up at all, but rather a very clever ploy by the band (not only to generate interest in the new record, but also to raise money for and draw attention to Partners in Health)?? It just seems too coincidental that a song called "Black Wave" was released "accidentally" two days early on Dec. 26, which happens to be the anniversary of the Thailand Tsunami. Either way, I'm not complaining, as both new songs are brilliant and will undoubtedly raise tons of money for charity.