23 December 2010

Mix CD: Track 3

If you haven't noticed the pattern, we're doing one of these a day. Enjoy!

3. No Cars Go
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: Neon Bible

A purist (a.k.a. a jerk) will quickly interject that "No Cars Go" was originally released on the self-titled EP. Who cares? I like this version better.

There's a ton of Arcade Fire songs you can put on a mix, but we're kind of going with a travel theme here, so "No Cars Go" wins out over "Keep the Car Running" (which is also really great). Why? Because it's longer and if we're doing a road trip mix, those extra minutes count. Plus, I think this gives a better picture of how big Arcade Fire can be. But, maybe that's just me.

Anyway, here's a live performance from back in the day.

For extra fun, check out this super cool Arcade Fire video for the album's title track:

1. "On the Road" (Jack Kerouac)
2. The 50 States Song (Sufjan Stevens)