Congratulations Arcade Fire and Merge Records!

Congratulations to Arcade Fire, who brought home the Album of the Year award for “The Suburbs” at last night’s  Grammy Awards. They beat out favorites Eminem and Lady Antebellum to win the biggest prize in mainstream music. Arcade Fire is signed to Merge Records, an independent record label that is the  topic of Our Noise, The Story of Merge Records. To celebrate, we’re giving away 3 copies of Our Noise. Leave a comment (here on the blog or on our Facebook page) to enter.

If you aren’t familiar with The Suburbs, I highly recommend buying yourself a copy. (You can get it here, directly from the Merge store.)

Watch them perform “Ready to Start” (which was nominated for the best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals) at the Grammy Awards below.

–Katie Ford, Assistant Marketing Manager

49 Comments On This Post:

February 14, 2011
11:41 am
Neal says...

Congrats to Arcade Fire!

February 14, 2011
11:45 am
Lynn Lipinski says...

Congratulations Arcade Fire and Merge Records!

February 14, 2011
11:46 am
Benjamin says...

Totally deserved. The Suburbs is amazing.

February 14, 2011
11:47 am
Christopher says...

I agree with your recommendation on The Suburbs, it is a superb album and a well-deserved win for Arcade Fire. Plus they have some really creative videos (and other projects). Bravo, Arcade Fire!

February 14, 2011
12:01 pm
Ezequiel says...


February 14, 2011
12:02 pm
sarah says...

I’ve been meaning to check out this book for awhile & would love to win 🙂

February 14, 2011
12:03 pm
Ryan says...

What a nice way to honor both Arcade Fire and Merge!

February 14, 2011
12:08 pm
Andy says...

Great job! Congrats to Arcade Fire and Merge!

February 14, 2011
12:08 pm
Javier says...

Our noise is a really interesting book and gives good background to how far arcade fire and merge have come in order to get to this point

February 14, 2011
12:09 pm
Lexi says...

Way to go Arcade Fire!

February 14, 2011
12:09 pm
Brian says...

If it weren’t for those laughter guns…

February 14, 2011
12:15 pm
Dave says...

Would love to read that!

February 14, 2011
12:17 pm
Matt Templeton says...

Can we ever get away from the Sprawl?

February 14, 2011
12:20 pm
Gabe says...

Yay! so happy a band I actually like won.

February 14, 2011
12:28 pm
seth says...

they absolutely destroyed.

February 14, 2011
12:36 pm
Greg says...

My little sister’s favorite song on The Suburbs is Ready to Start, so the one-two punch of them WINNING and the encore song left our whole family in tears. So proud of them.

February 14, 2011
1:13 pm
jules says...

All is right in the world…

February 14, 2011
1:47 pm
Kelly says...

I keep thinking of The Suburbs as “The Big Little Album That Could.” So many indie labels got A LOT of love this year at the Grammys, and I’m so happy and proud to be a supporter of one of the best in the biz, MERGE!!! Congrats!!

February 14, 2011
4:12 pm
Colleen says...

So nice to see an indie band win this award. I’m going to see Arcade Fire when they open for U2 this summer & I can’t wait.

February 14, 2011
4:23 pm
Kathy says...

Go MERGE! Been meaning to read “Our Noise” since forever. Thanks!

February 14, 2011
4:54 pm
Emily says...

Congratulations, Arcade Fire!

February 14, 2011
5:12 pm
Yvonne Spitek says...

Yes! Finally, a band and label that deserve this distinct award… I wish they’d had more airtime during the Grammys to play (rather than during closing credits). Congratulations to Arcade Fire and Merge Records!!

February 14, 2011
5:42 pm
Bart Smith says...

Been wanting to read this any way, so this is worth a shot.

February 14, 2011
5:44 pm
jonathan says...

gotta say i’m pretty pumped that a label like merge and a band like arcade fire were able to make a leap like this last night. it’s pretty exciting for sure!

February 14, 2011
6:30 pm
Christine says...

Congratulations! Merge, you’re kickass and this is well deserved.

February 14, 2011
7:07 pm
Josh says...

Congrats, Merge!

February 14, 2011
7:26 pm
Marc says...

Great to see a Merge band win best album. Checked this book out from the library a while back but would love to own a copy (My picture is in it).

February 14, 2011
7:55 pm
Wade says...


February 15, 2011
9:55 am
Dave Chen says...

Congrats to Arcade Fire and Merge Records!

February 15, 2011
10:02 am
Adam Willis says...

I would love to read this book!

February 15, 2011
10:04 am
Steve says...

I jumped out of my chair when they announced it, I was so happy. Arcade Fire are one of the greatest bands of our generation.

February 15, 2011
10:06 am
Amanda says...

Arcade Fire redeemed the Grammys! Congrats on the win!

February 15, 2011
10:08 am
Jona says...

I have been wanting this book for so long!

February 15, 2011
10:12 am
Anne says...

congrats Arcade Fire!!!

February 15, 2011
10:15 am
Erico Rodriguez says...

Kudos to a great record label.

February 15, 2011
10:17 am
James! says...

When the nominees were announced, I said “Well, that’s nice that they were nominated, but they’ll never win. Not in a million years.”

I am so glad I don’t gamble.

February 15, 2011
10:21 am
Andy says...

Great job AF & Merge!

February 15, 2011
10:25 am
Geoffrey says...

a deserving win, what the hell, indeed.

February 15, 2011
10:47 am
glenn Girtman says...

Great win. I would love to win a copy.

February 15, 2011
10:51 am
1234 says...

Congrats! Hope they’ll still play small/secret shows.

February 15, 2011
10:53 am
Sonic Sleuth says...

And the Grammys have one more deserved win… that makes two! Their album told a story, had a theme, was strong top to bottom. They got rewarded for creating a cohesive piece of art and entertainment, instead of a hodgepodge of singles.

February 15, 2011
11:32 am
jill says...

i’m thrilled arcade fire is now getting the attention they deserve, they will reach so many people now! long live indie rock.

February 15, 2011
12:54 pm
Hamberguesa says...

I’m so proud of Merge and Arcade Fire!

February 15, 2011
2:37 pm
Courtney says...

Hurrah for the Grammys and Arcade Fire!

February 15, 2011
4:21 pm
keith says...

Finally, a great band gets noticed on the Grammys…

February 15, 2011
7:00 pm
J. Neas says...

Such a fantastic win, definitely. And what a great moment for Merge especially!

February 16, 2011
6:27 pm
Grig says...

Thanks for the giveaway – and congratulations! 🙂

February 17, 2011
2:59 pm
Caleb says...

Great to see a well-deserved, major win for Arcade Fire and Merge!

February 20, 2011
9:38 pm
Bill says...

Glad they won, can’t wait to see them at Bonnaroo this year!

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