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- Posted on May 24th 2011 10:15AM by Jason MacNeil
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According to Spin (via Some Kind of Awesome), BBC's Zane Lowe show broadcast 'Culture War' and 'Speaking In Tongues,' the latter track featuring a guest appearance by David Byrne.
You can listen to both songs below before they are officially released August 2. The band made no mention of the leak on their Twitter account or through their website.
'Speaking In Tongues' comes off as a lighter, thoughtful number with haunting, ominous hues complete with backing vocals by Regine Chassagne and Byrne. Meanwhile, the swaying, five-minute 'Culture War' begins deliberately with hand claps as Win Butler sings and slowly builds -- with a slight orchestral feel -- into what should be a concert crowd-pleaser.
In related news, Arcade Fire continues to post photos and messages regarding the band's trip to Haiti earlier this year on a Tumblr site, including photos posted today (May 24) showing the stage and the group having a sound check before a handful of people. One photo shows a white banner behind them saying "Arcade Et Fire." "Yes, it says, 'Arcade and Fire,'" a caption reads below the picture.
The group, who sees 'The Suburbs' deluxe edition released August 2, has a busy summer with several European festival dates. Arcade Fire have a lone Canadian stop as they open for U2 on the band's closing date on their 360 world tour July 30 in Moncton, New Brunswick.