Drummer Talk

Transcription – “No Cars Go” by Arcade Fire

Canadian indie rockers, Arcade Fire, know a thing or two about lush arrangements, and the 2007 “No Cars Go” features some of the band’s coolest textures (is that an accordion?!).

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Performance Notes

Released on the record, Neon Bibles, “No Cars Go” takes obvious nods from David Byrne’s Talking Heads days. This song has a very fun and interesting drum part from drummer Jeremy Gara that opens with a steady kick pulse interspersed with 16th-note snare bursts.

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This song is all about forward energy so be sure to keep things moving and keep the intensity on the front edge.

There’s a large breakdown at the beginning of the bridge, so don’t space out! Keep counting those bars or else you could miss your entrance.

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Still with us? Good, because it gets really fun from the solos to the end! Look at all the amazing, high-octane  snare work you get to bang out! It’s not every day that drummers get a chance to explore so much with the snare drum.

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Difficulty level: 4/10

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