Arcade Fire's 'Neon Bible' Recording Studio Set To Re-Open

Arcade Fire Beirut

Arcade Fire's 128-year-old renovated church recording studio is to be reopened next month after being bought by Emery Street Records. The old red brick church is located in Farnham in Canada, and also saw artists like Timber Timbre, Wolf Parade and Beirut record within its walls. Named Grand Lodge No. 24, the building is a part of music history and, following its recent purchase, could yet prove to part of music's future. 

Arcade Fire performing at British Summer Time Hyde Park
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The studio, located 65 kilometres to the south of Montreal, was originally built to serve as a Presbyterian church. It served as a cafĂ© and music venue throughout the 80s and 90s, before being bought by Arcade Fire in 2005 following the release of their tremendously popular debut studio album, 'Funeral', in September, 2004. The Canadian indie rock band used the church as the location for recording the majority of their second studio album, 'Neon Bible', throughout 2006. Before recording began, the church was refurbished into a full recording studio with a living space that included a kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. 

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Beirut - Vagabond

Beirut's new single, Vagabond, is the latest to be taken from their successful third studio album, The Rip Tide, which was released in August 2011 through Pompeii Records. The band has announced an European tour, which will take place throughout May and June 2012.

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Beirut - Santa Fe

Beirut's new single 'Santa Fe' is taken from their third studio album 'The Rip Tide', which was released in August 2011 on Pompeii Records and is available to download from the band's website.

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Picture - Beirut Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal, Sunday 8th August 2010

Beirut Sunday 8th August 2010 Festival Sudoeste TMN at Herdade da Casa Branca in Zambujeira do Mar - Day 4 Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal


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Beirut Cancels European Tour

U.S. band BEIRUT has cancelled its upcoming European summer (08) tour. Beirut frontman Zach Condon has called off 14 shows - the first of which...