Famous as :Indie rock band
Birth Date :2003
Birth Place :Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Claim to fame :Album "Funeral" (2004)
Distinctly unique for their use of a large number of musical instruments and enthralling live performances, Montreal-based Arcade Fire initially emerged from an idea invented by Win Butler (born Edwin Farnham Butler III in Texas) as he made up his mind to play music in a band. His first attempt to assemble a solid lineup, however, disappointingly failed, and so was the second one, with only a member named Regine Chassagne who eventually became his wife, remained. Still eager to try once again, the pair later managed to construct a new formation consisting of Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry and his New International Standards bandmate Tim Kingsburry by summer 2003.