Arcade Fire: We "Steal Quite Blatantly From Black People"

The mostly-Canadian collective Arcade Fire, reacting to a New Yorker article by Sasha Frere-Jones in which he claimed that "If there is a trace of soul, blues, reggae, or funk in Arcade Fire, it must be philosophical," has actually assembled an mp3 of bits that they have taken from the music of the blacks! It's sort of the most awesome thing they've ever done, though by our lights that isn't saying much.

That's All Folks [New Yorker]