Neighborhoods #1 (Arcade Fire Cover) - LOW ROAR.
Low Roar is a project of Ryan Karazija who traded sunny California skies for the stark, bleak beauty of Reykjavik in order to embrace his inner Jonsi.
It seems to have yielded spectacular results, much like when Justin Vernon trudged off into the Canadian forest, and emerged a few months later singing falsetto about gluey feathers on the flume. The new Low Roar album, 0 (that’s a zero and not an O, Mr Rice fans) has been released, as has this amazing cover of Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #1”. It’s exactly what you’d expect of an Arcade Fire track covered in Iceland - haunting, intimate, and you’ll probably find yourself staring out the window, feeling vaguely uneasy about volcanoes.
Go and buy 0 - it is spectacular, but in the meantime fire this up and “dig a tunnel from my window to yours.”
Contributed by @johnpienaar