Arcade Fire's highly, highly anticipated third album The Suburbs will be released tomorrow, Aug. 3 in the U.S., but you can stream the entire album now thanks to NPR. Click here to give it a listen.
Also, Schoolkids Records in Raleigh will be celebrating the album's release tonight, Aug. 2. Things will get started around 11:30 p.m. and they will be playing the album and giving away some Arcade Fire and Merge Records goodies to some lucky patrons.
And, in case you haven't heard, Arcade Fire will be webcasting their Madison Square Garden concert on Thursday, Aug. 5 via YouTube. It will be directed by the legendary Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame as well as a director of many other excellent films). Check out a really cool promo for the webcast below which features some excellent animation and a bit of the song "Rococo."