In a Rolling Stone story by David Fricke, Win Butler describes the moment he knew that his band Arcade Fire was special and destined for greatness.
In 2003…Butler was driving up to La Sala Rossa, a hip Montreal venue where Arcade Fire had a gig. “There was a line around the block,” Butler, 30, recalls. “That was a real shell shock: ‘There’s enough people who want to hear our music and see us. We can do this.’ Everything that’s happened since then is an extension of that scene and feeling.”
On Sunday before Valentine’s Day, the band picked up a Grammy for Album of the Year, and graced the stage with a couple of high energy performances. It was my first look ever at the band, and I was impressed. It was a new sound with a Devo edge. My favorite aspect–Regine Chassagne banging the drums along side the band’s main drummer. She looked great, as did the rest of the band.