Next week, Arcade Fire release their new album Reflektor, a two-disc epic that features production from James Murphy and a guest appearance by David Bowie, among other things. Basically, it’s kind of a big deal. And while we’ve only heard two songs in full — “Reflektor” and “Afterlife” — the band won’t just be previewing the album on Monday, Oct. 28, they’ll be performing highlights from the album live in a “First Listen” event on NPR.
The broadcast will take place at 10 p.m. Eastern time on public radio stations in the United States, including KCRW Los Angeles, KEXP Seattle, WXPN Philadelphia, WFUV New York, KUTX Austin, The Current Minnesota and more.
No announcements have been made as to whether or not the album will also be streaming on NPR (it’s a thing they do), but this should be a pretty cool performance, nonetheless.
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