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Canadian rockers Arcade Fire maintain DIY mystiqueNEW YORK (Billboard) - The seven members of Arcade Fire, the Montreal band renowned for its fierce DIY commitment and aversion to the record-industry grind, are gearing up to release their first album in four years next month.

"The Suburbs" comes out on August 2 in the United Kingdom and a day later in Canada and the United States. It marks the follow-up to 2006's "Neon Bible" and their 2004 debut "Funeral," which each sold about half a million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Neon Bible" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

The band retains a tight grip on its destiny: it owns its own recording studio, master recordings and publishing rights; licenses those rights to different labels across the globe, territory by territory; refuses corporate sponsorships, private-party gigs and most commercial placements; and calls the shots for every major decision.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 July 2010 21:41
 
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Last week, Indie Rock and Roll Radio made Tigers That Talked its "Featured Band." The article can be found here. To celebrate the release of the band's debut album, The Merchant, DJ Space invited founder, singer-songwriter, frontman, and guitarist Jamie Williams into his virtual studios for a cup of tea and a chat. On behalf of listeners, he also remembered to ask a few questions.

Jamie Williams had the following to say, "Thanks for getting in touch and for your questions. We are really glad that you have been enjoying the music and hope you enjoy the album that is due for release today through www.tigersthattalked.co.uk !! Hopefully we will see you one day on our travels."

Q1. Congratulations on your debut album, The Merchant. I wish you the
success your music deserves. What does the release of your first album mean
to you?

"Thank you. The album means a huge amount to us, being our first release it is all the tracks we worked on together when we came together as a band and the recording process was a wonderful experience for us all, both in terms of how much we enjoyed it and also how much we learnt about making music. Our producer, Adam Noble, imparted a lot of wisdom in those sessions and we couldn’t have got to where we are musically now without going through that."

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