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[–]Pughsli 45 points46 points  (6 children)

If anyone wants to hear what the music sounds like it should sound something like this.

Just realized I played this on my D standard guitar so it's a step down from the notation. Oops.

[–]grub-worm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for doing this!

[–]iredditireddit 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Sounds very generic arcade fire ngl

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's just the pentatonic played pretty straight. Whole time was thinking, "the way af will play this will bring it to life" I believe that

[–]SilverSkies15Everything Now 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Oh my God! Okay, it's happening. Everybody stay calm!

[–]TingleMapsEye 10 points11 points  (2 children)


[–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Holy shit! This reminds me of the Moon Shaped Pool postcards.

[–]DontGetNEBigIdeasAfterlife 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Wonder if people who got postcards all got the same riff, or if they split the song into a bunch of pieces and mailed it out.

Would be a cool way to sort of crowdsource the song and see if we can piece it back together before release

Edit: someone posted another postcard with different notes. Guess I was right?

[–]rfamico 20 points21 points  (5 children)

That’s regine’s handwriting

[–]charles_peugeot405 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Do you have some examples so we can compare?

[–]shyveeee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

here's her handwritten lyrics to laika they posted a few years ago! https://twitter.com/arcadefire/status/1173268324928708609?t=wvacFiQtJQnxUlh3LPqGUg&s=19

[–]rfamico 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. I’ll share later today.

[–]Much-Ad7486 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lol that's not weird that you know that??

[–]rfamico 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got a postcard from them one year

[–]drive_roxley 13 points14 points  (1 child)

WE -> Win's handwriting

missed you -> Régine's handwriting 💁

[–]Much-Ad7486 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This post -> creepy

[–]yagretbigwazak 7 points8 points  (2 children)

oh this is exciting. i can’t read notation - can anyone tell me what this sounds like??

[–]BordonGrown[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

From my very limited knowledge of notation, I couldn’t recognise it. Wonder whether it’s something from the new album?

[–]yagretbigwazak 3 points4 points  (0 children)

that’s definitely what i was thinking

[–]kira_ilinca04don’t quit on me I won’t quit on you 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You guys are getting postcards?

[–]yagretbigwazak 5 points6 points  (1 child)

just noticed you’re in the UK as well, hoping i might receive one now!

[–]BordonGrown[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fingers crossed!

[–]MorganRFC"We'll go at it alone" 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Ohhh exciting! Please let this be the band

[–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It has to be, look at the logo. AF.

[–]MorganRFC"We'll go at it alone" 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was seriously struggling to identify the AF, got it now 😂 Well then...

[–]rue_laurent 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Do you have an idea why AF would have your address? I remember buying tix to the EN show and receiving EN cds in the mail...but that was through Ticket Master.

[–]BordonGrown[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Have bought most albums on vinyl from their store since the suburbs - also got the her soundtrack recently so assume it’s that.

[–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I really hope I get one of these. This is it! We are in a new era.

[–]deBASHmodeSing the chorus again (wait fot it) 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Postcard recipients all in the UK, correct?

[–]Kralctemme 1 point2 points  (2 children)

USA here, just got one in the mail today

[–]deBASHmodeSing the chorus again (wait fot it) 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What part of the US? Curious to see how far they're spreading. (Im)patiently waiting for one in CA. :)

[–]force-ten_gale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just received one today in Canada. Wasn’t sure what it was at first, as I haven’t been paying attention and didn’t recognize the new logo. Remembered hearing that Arcade Fire was about to release something… checked their Twitter and boom there it was… getting excited now!

[–]rfamico 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Can someone play the notes?

[–]Pughsli 11 points12 points  (2 children)

[–]rfamico 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Thanks! Already my favorite song

[–]Lennon2217 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s up there with Hey Jude, Stairway To Heaven and Jesus Walks for sure.

[–]ILoveToWiggle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

love the new AF logo

[–]rlw02Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]LocoRocoomy heart is a banana 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Tighten_Up 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I will be walking through all the hippest neighborhoods (hehe) in LA this weekend looking for stuff like this. I was at an event before Reflektor was announced and someone was handing out those fans on a stick with the logo printed on them.

[–]aseriouscontributorSacred Sighs 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Any idea how people got these to begin with? I live in London and I’m hoping I get one too !

[–]BordonGrown[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The only thing I can think of is that I’ve bought stuff from their store

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    [–]Loud_Adhesiveness_92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    my bad i didn't see that

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    [–]Loud_Adhesiveness_92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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    [–]WeselampOh Awful Eurydice 0 points1 point  (3 children)

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    [–]jessekg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I tried this one on piano. Pretty melody https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLDGTUBg/

    [–]vapenaysh6969 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    How did you get this /: I’ve been a bad fan recently