After the BBC played the new Arcade Fire song last night, both Said The Gramophone and Stereogum quickly posted ripped MP3s of the track, and then took them down. You can still find it floating around, but, like most stream rips, it kind of sounds like ass, which is why we didn’t post it (same with the recent U2 and Shins leaks). But if the AF management didn’t want the song to be pinged around the music-blogosphere, why did they get it to the BBC?
Luckily, though, the music blogs were nice enough to provide detailed, not-at-all-breathless descriptions of the track for us. You don’t even have to listen to the song!
“Strings and drama, sparkles, friendship, and love. Man Montreal must be fun! The track is from Arcade Fire’s forthcoming Neon Bible. (John Kennedy Toole would be so proud!) Maybe ’cause it’s about bigotry in the deep South? Maybe just ’cause it sounds cool. Either way, we’re dying for it. Here’s hoping it’s love at first listen all over again. ” [Stereogum]
“‘Intervention’ is a rock song, gale-force. It’s a song of resignation, frustration, fatigue, and awe. Awe is all over this album – terror, love, and so much want.” [Said The Gramophone]
Sparkles! We’ve always wondered what they sounded like.