September 9, 2010

Arcade Fire does the Suburbs with Google

There is this little band from Montreal called Arcade Fire. They are a husband and wife duo -- Win Butler and Régine Chassagne and the band has guitar, drums and bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy. Incredible.  Their music is good too -- their latest release "The Suburbs" entered the Billboard Top 200 albums chart at No. 1.  But I think what they are doing with Google is just about the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.

Growing up in the suburbs is something a lot of us from "middle America" are familiar with.  And we can all appreciate the feeling of there being no place like home. Arcade Fire has just released an interactive video for the album's single, "We Used To Wait" using Google satellite technology.  Just enter your childhood home address -- sit back and watch the story unfold.


mylifeonice said...

My laptop has fallen asleep (which is driving me CRAZY). Can't wait to try this at work tomorrow. Sounds cool. Definitely new a new laptop (mac pro laptop preferably)

I'll hit the money tree in the back yard before heading to work tomorrow moring. My son tells me it works - REALLY!!

Lianne said...

Go Mac -- definitely. My computers are all Macs except this damned netbook which is Windows 7 Starter. Sucks!!!. When you try this, try it with the Google Chrome browser. It's amazing. Let me know what you think.