On Tuesday August 2, to mark the 1-year anniversary of the release of Arcade Fire's epic, Album of the Year Grammy-winning album The Suburbs, Merge will release a deluxe edition that will include two brand new tracks recorded during The Suburbs album sessions ("Culture War" and "Speaking in Tongues" featuring David Byrne), an extended version of album track "Wasted Hours," Spike Jonze's short film, Scenes From The Suburbs, and an 80-page booklet as well as other exclusive content. The 30-minute film, inspired by The Suburbs, is directed by Spike Jonze and co-written by Spike Jonze, Will Butler and Win Butler.
The Suburbs Deluxe will include:
* CD: The Suburbs album, including an extended version of "Wasted Hours" and two non-album tracks "Speaking In Tongues" feat. David Byrne and "Culture War."
* DVD: Scenes From The Suburbs (30 minutes), a behind the scenes documentary and the official video for The Suburbs' title track.
* An 80-page booklet featuring stills from the film, behind the scenes photographs from the film's production, and lyrics.
* Exclusive to physical copies of The Suburbs Deluxe reissue, a bonus download coupon offers an acoustic demo version of “Sprawl I (Flatlands)” and "Ready to Start" (Remix by Damian Taylor and Arcade Fire)
The Daily Beast is now streaming the entire album, including the two bonus tracks, through release day. Listen to The Suburbs Deluxe here.
There will be many release-week giveaways at select independent record stores! Visit our blog for details.