Late last night, Arcade Fire upset Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminem and Katy Perry to win the most prestigious Grammy Award, for album of the year. Most people, it seems, hadn't heard of Arcade Fire.
In fact, a website is collecting America's response to Arcade Fire's big win. You've got to check out http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/.
If my memory serves correct, and the archives of this blog back it up, we started going nutso for Arcade Fire back in 2004 when Funeral was released. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) made SLS13 back in July 2005 and Wake Up was recorded as my favourite song of that entire year.
I loved Funeral, in fact, I still do. It was a pleasant surprise to see them pull off the upset last night. Even better is reading the angry reaction from folks who didn't know they existed.
But it seems as if our little secret is out.