With surprise shows and previews of new tracks, Arcade Fire have been building plenty of buzz for their new record, ‘The Suburbs.’ The Canadian band increased that hype by releasing two more new songs, ‘Ready to Start’ and ‘We Used to Wait,’ which will be the band’s first singles for the US and UK respectively.
Seattle’s 107.7 the End, known for leaking ‘Month of May’ and ‘The Suburbs,’ debuted ‘Ready to Start’ on Monday and also shared ‘We Used to Wait,’ which BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe premiered on his show over the weekend.
Since then, Arcade Fire and their label have asked 107.7 to pull both streams from the Seattle station’s blog but are still putting ‘Ready to Start’ on regular rotation. Before the streams were taken down, Consequence of Sound scooped them up for fans’ listening pleasure.
Arcade Fire are currently playing Europe and Canada until July and will kick off their US tour in Boston on Aug. 1. ‘The Suburbs’ is due out Aug. 3.