Arcade Fire Perform as "The Reflektors" In Brooklyn
Arcade Fire played their first of two shows at Brooklyn’s 299 Meserole art space last night. Billed as “The Reflektors,” the band took the stage after an introduction from LCD Soundsystem’s (and Refkeltor co-producer) James Murphy. Murphy took the stage and remarked that he could only find three members of The Reflektors. When three members emerged wearing the large head masks Arcade Fire is now known for, people were excited yet confused. However, much to the misfortune of those who waited to get up front, a decoy stage was revealed where the entire band was set up.
Arcade Fire played for about an hour, mixing in several new cuts (“Afterlife,” “We Exist,” “It’s Never Over,” “Flashbulb Eyes”) from their forthcoming release Reflektor as well as some older songs (“Sprawl II” and “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)), which were introduced as “cover songs” since the band was technically “The Reflektors.” Win Butler also performed a DJ set after the show. Reflektor is due out October 29.