We love NPR's First Listen service, which has helped us stream a bunch of amazing albums a week or so in advance of their release dates this year. Arcade Fire are apparently into it too, but they're giving the service their own spin next week - instead of streaming their extremely hotly anticipated fourth record Reflektor online, they'll perform it live on the radio and online on October 28, a mere two hours before the album's released, at 10pm EST. Gee, thanks guys! Just kidding.
Get psyched up for the performance by watching video of the band on the Colbert Report this weekend - they played "Normal Person" (which sounds incredible) and "Afterlife" (which we know is incredible). We're sure these guys'll think of more ways to tease the record this week, so stay tuned.