This Day In Music 14.04.2016
Edwin Farnham "Win" Butler III was born in April 14, 1980 in Truckee, California and raised in The Woodland Texs, with a Mormon upbringing. Win Butler and Josh Deu originally founded Arcade Fire in Montreal around 2001, having first met at Phillips Exeter Academy as high school students. Both attended Concordia University where their musical ideas began to develop and the first incarnation of the band was born. The duo began rehearsing their material at McGill University where they met Régine Chassagne (future Win's wife, in 2003), a music student whom they asked to join them. The trio recorded a set of demos and began performing live in the second half of 2001. The initial Montreal structure of the band began to dissolve in the summer of 2002, when they travelled to Butler's family farm on Mount Desert Island, Maine to record their self-titled EP. Arcade Fire are consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. Since today Arcade Fire released 4 albums: Funeral (2004), Neon Bible (2006), The Suburubs (2010) and 2013's Reflektor.
Arcade Fire - Ready to Start (from The Suburbs, 2010)