Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and fronted by the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. In addition to instrument mainstays guitar, drums and bass guitar, members play piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, keyboard, French horn, accordion, hurdy gurdy, harp and mandolin. Arcade Fire take most of their instruments on tour, and the multi-instrumentalist band members switch instrumental duties throughout their shows.
Arcade Fire has won numerous awards, including both the Meteors 2008 Best International Album award and the Juno Awards 2008 Alternative Album of the Year award for Neon Bible. It has also been nominated for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy in 2005 for Funeral and in 2008 for Neon Bible.
The current band was formed in 2003 in Montreal, Canada by the future husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, Win's brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry and Tim Kingsbury. This original line-up self-released an EP later that same year. The eponymous release (often referred to by fans as the Us Kids Know EP) was sold at early shows. After the band achieved fame, the EP was subsequently remastered and given a full release.
The promise shown by the band in their early live shows allowed them to land a record contract with the independent record label Merge Records before the end of their first year together.
When asked about the rumour that the band's name refers to a fire, in an arcade, Win Butler replied: "It's not a rumour, it's based on a story that someone told me. It's not an actual event, but one that I took to be real. I would say that it's probably something that the kid made up, but at the time I believed him."
2004 "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)"
2005 "Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)"
"Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)"
2007 "Black Mirror"
"Keep the Car Running"
"No Cars Go"
"Poupée de cire, poupée de son"
"Tetka jesi videla negde moje svecano odelo?"
"Pa pojeli ga moljci"
"Ta gamad kad navali,ne zna da stane"
"Dugmad su sigurno prodali"