New Arcade Fire Song
2012-03-02 by Derek | 29 Comments

Canadian goliaths Arcade Fire are streaming a new song from the upcoming soundtrack to the Hunger Games here:

http://perfectmidnightworld.tumblr.com/post/18611479057/abrahams-daughter-by-arcade-fire-the-hunger

As taken from Entertainment Weekly:

"Entertainment Weekly scored a nice little treat by posting one of the new Arcade Fire tracks from the forthcoming soundtrack to “The Hunger Games”. Oddly, it immediately reminded me of the “Romeo + Juliet” soundtrack from back when I was a teenager, then reading the interview Win Butler, they cited that as an inspiration (Radiohead’s “Exit Music” to be precise). Smart move. As for the track itself, it’s an eerie, dark, and atmospheric piece that has one foot in a youthful, choir - marching band sound and the other in a sinister sounding blend of americana and space rock. It’s definitely a cool song that seems to evoke the themes of the book and film. It’s good stuff. Press play and check it out."

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Makemebad35
March 3rd 2012

747 Comments


Hope it's good.

mastille
March 3rd 2012

532 Comments


LOL I went on and listened to this song called Violet Fire from CSLSX or something following that, thinking it was part of Arcade Fire's... oops

Honestly that Violet Fire song was more interesting though. Even though it sounded like a mix of 65daysofstatic and Spirited Away's soundtrack, thought of Yoko Kanno for some reason too.

Arcade Fire's was dull, but Suburbs had awesome songs and boring songs. So maybe there's hope? And maybe it's serving some movie purpose we don't know about.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
March 3rd 2012

4412 Comments


i need to check this band out, i've heard nothing but great things

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ThomasTheCure
March 3rd 2012

284 Comments


^ you've never heard any of their material, yet?! D:
check out funeral, ffs! haha

johnnydeking29
March 3rd 2012

9018 Comments


Cool song, goes well with the story (if I had read the book listening to that, maybe I wouldn't have noticed the meh style of writing so much)

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2012

7091 Comments


"Honestly that Violet Fire song was more interesting though. Even though it sounded like a mix of 65daysofstatic and Spirited Away's soundtrack"

You say that as if the Spirited Away soundtrack isn't good. BUT SURELY YOU DIDN'T MEAN THAT.

PistolPete
March 3rd 2012

3591 Comments


oh WOW this was a boring song, WHEW, I mean...my goodness

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johnnyblaze
March 3rd 2012

2603 Comments


song was meh. i'm about to start reading these books.

thatoneguy726
March 3rd 2012

1632 Comments


Dangit. I got excited thinking there was a new album soon. I actually realized it would be for this
soundtrack specifically right before the page loaded though. I know they've been going for a high-
class indie vibe with this soundtrack.

Eko
March 3rd 2012

2119 Comments


not bad not great

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2012

50114 Comments


Hunger Games is like Twilight for hipsters
Of course Arcade Fire are on the soundtrack


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CrownOfMagnets
March 3rd 2012

2249 Comments



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wtf how haven't i heard this

CelestialDust
March 3rd 2012

3155 Comments


that shit was terrible

Erratic
March 3rd 2012

1120 Comments


CANADIAN GOLIATHS

KILL
March 3rd 2012

71482 Comments


sux

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Auschwitz
March 3rd 2012

1285 Comments


meh. i liked the first few songs on The Suburbs but everything else from this band is pretty boring.

jdennis31
March 3rd 2012

6511 Comments


@kill legit question, what do you like that isn't old school or metal?

Ayashi
March 3rd 2012

267 Comments


Yo haters I love this band and this song was just fine :3

luschlotz
March 3rd 2012

993 Comments


completely different. thats always good (almost). I liked this

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 3rd 2012

10070 Comments


"Hunger Games is like Twilight for hipsters"

... I won't bother responding to this one... :P

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Nomos
March 3rd 2012

830 Comments


Why not? It's also Young Adult Fiction aimed at teenagers and pre-teens with below average reading ability

mastille
March 3rd 2012

532 Comments


@ TMobotron all the way up there: No I didn't mean that at all. Spirited Away's soundtrack was epic, so while that song reminded me of it I kept thinking 'I could just get my Joe Hisaishi and have a better song'

But Violet Fire was much better than Arcade Fire still

TheGardener
March 3rd 2012

150 Comments


fucking love the hunger games.

Apollo
March 3rd 2012

10298 Comments


us canadians have many GOLIATHS

wabbit
March 3rd 2012

6988 Comments


until the vocals start it sounds like just about every sonic youth song ever.


after that it sounds like a soundtrack song

mastille
March 3rd 2012

532 Comments


The first one reads like Maximum Ride (with a better story). Then everything interesting suddenly runs away and leaves Twilight: Redux. You can tell that this author doesn't really know or care about hunger or oppression and all those heavy themes by the time that girl goes from:
'Problem of the day: Little Sister was Chosen' and 'District 11 is being beaten by the guards' to 'Problem of the day: Peeta's hurt and ignoring me' 'I let the guy I don't have feelings for kiss me and now maybe I have feelings for him' 'I should run away with him but what would Peeta think' 'I should see Peeta but what would he think'

AggravatedYeti
March 3rd 2012

7684 Comments


okay

wabbit
March 3rd 2012

6988 Comments


BITCHFORK I MISSED YOU!!!!

sassysista
March 6th 2012

43 Comments


really cool stuff



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