Arcade Fire dropped through Later... with Jools Holland last night to perform the song "Month of May" off their latest album The Suburbs. The live version is much higher in energy than the studio one thanks to a megaphone, unchecked cymbal crashes, and big dose of distortion and yelling. Plus the Jools people successfully avoid whatever curse is on SNL and their soundboard, which recently took the oomph out of the band's swagger in a seriously detrimental way. Don't fret. It's back!
After thought: Jules Holland seems awesome, I wish we could watch that over here.-brendan mehan
[Ed. Note: Little known fact: you can! A slightly abbreviated (to allow for commercials) Later...with Jools Holland airs every week night at 7PM in America on Ovation, a network available on many cable providers, plus Dish Network and DirecTV. ]