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CBC Music Brings You Arcade Fire Oct. 28; Hear Reflektor Now

You don't have to do it on a Thursday. You'll get a throwback to 2002 every time you search "Arcade Fire" on CBC Music. As the outlet recently pointed out themselves, the Montreal band is overdue for a bio update on their site. Some time around 2002, Win and Regine must've forgotten about their CBC profile. 

Take a look:


That said, the basic points still hold true. For instance, they're not lying when they say they've "played lots of shows over the last couple years." But then, they've also won the Polaris, some Junos, some Grammys. They've recorded with David Bowie -- and from what we've read over the years, they've basically best-friended him, too. (Bruce Springsteen, U2, and pretty much anyone with two ears and a heart would also seem to think they're totes swell.)

And here's another item to add to that profile page: Arcade Fire's fourth album, and follow-up to 2010's The Suburbs, is streaming now. The CBC Music crew has news on the record's premature arrival, but really all you need to know is this: the band posted the entirety of Reflektor to YouTube Thursday afternoon. (We've even added it at the end of this story.) 

The official street date is still next week -- and if you're ready to press play on the album preview below, take note of another CBC Music-related Arcade Fire event happening around the time the record reaches stores.

Monday, Oct. 28 Arcade Fire will do a show out of the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. CBC Music will bring you the exclusive Canadian broadcast of that show. (Anyone in the States can hear it on NPR.) It all begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m PT. And should you prefer to listen to radio on the radio, not the interwebs, CBC Radio 2's The Signal will carry the show starting at 10 p.m. in all time zones except the Atlantic. If you're on the East Coast, fans in Newfoundland will get the Radio 2 show at 11:30 p.m. and others in the Atlantic region can tune in at 11.

Check back to CBC Music for more info, and a full roll-out of Arcade Fire stories in the days ahead.

Listen to Reflektor:

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