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Arcade Fire and The National Takeover

Richard from Arcade Fire plus Aaron and Bryce from The National team up to take over the 6 Mix.

Two of the bands destined to top the critics' lists of 2010's best albums - The Arcade Fire and The National - take over the 6 Mix. Arcade Fire multi instrumentalist Richard Reed-Parry and brothers Aaron & Bryce Dessner who play guitar and bass in The National have been long-term friends since meeting on the American alt-rock circuit, regularly appearing on the same festival bills worldwide. Both acts released new albums in 2010 - Arcade Fire with 'The Suburbs' and The National with 'High Violet', the latter winning Q Magazine's coveted 'Album of 2010' award last month. Their friendship was cemented when Richard from the Arcade Fire contributed to a number of songs on The National's latest LP, most notably playing double bass and guitar on 'Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks', and doing the vocal harmony arrangement on 'Conversation 16'. In this special 6 Mix, Richard, Aaron and Bryce team up to play a selection of music which has inspired and soundtracked their friendship along with some of their favourite new music from 2010.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 31 Dec 2010 19:00

Music Played

  • 13th Floor Elevators

    May The Circle Remain Unbroken

  • Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner & Richard Reed Parry

    Silent Night

  • Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner & Richard Reed Parry


  • David Parry and Friends of Fiddlers Green

    Joy Health Love and Peace

  • The Friends of Fiddler's Green

    Malpass Wassail

  • The Watersons

    Apple Tree Wassail

  • Untitled

    Paul Hillier & Theatre of Voices

  • Arvo Pärt: De Profundis

    Seven Magnificent Antiphons: VII. O Immanuel

  • The Watersons


  • Lal & Mike Waterson - Song For Thirza

  • Sharon Van Etten

    Love More

  • Little Scream

    The Heron And The Fox

  • Antony with Bryce Dessner - I Was Young When I Left Home

  • Blind Willie Johnson

    Dark Was The Night

  • Kronos Quartet

    Dark Was The Night

  • Karen Dalton

    Katie Cruel

  • Tim Hecker

    Whitecaps Of White Noise

  • John Luther Adams

    The Light Within

  • Colin Stetson

    The Stars in His Head (Dark Lights Remix)

  • Nico Sirota

    Fire Down Below

  • The Luyas

    What Mercy Is

  • Little Scream


  • Clues

    Remember Severed Head

  • Frankie Sparo


  • Doveman

    The Burgundy Stain

  • Owen Pallett

    Midnight Directives

  • Buke and Gass

    Medulla Oblongata

  • Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner

    Big Red Machine

  • The Band

    Will The Circle Be Unbroken