Tonight Arcade Fire won the Grammy for Album of the Year for “The Suburbs”. What was the buzz on Twitter?
WHO IS ARCADE FIRE? #Grammys
You gotta love that. Arcade Fire beat out Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” Eminem’s “Recovery,” Lady Gaga’s “The Fame Monster,” and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”
Lady Antebellum. Eninem. Lady Gaga. Katy Perry. All HUGE names. But Arcade Fire brings home the Grammy.
A few months back I blogged about Arcade Fire’s amazing web project “The Wilderness Downtown”. This was my first introduction to the group.
So… Who is Arcade Fire?
Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band consists of the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy. The band takes most of their instruments on tour, and the multi-instrumentalist band members switch instrumental duties throughout their shows.
Arcade Fire have 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. They have also received nominations for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy in 2005 for Funeral and in 2008 for Neon Bible. Arcade Fire released their third studio album, The Suburbs, in 2010 to further critical and commercial success, receiving another Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album, as well as a win for Album of the Year.