Listen To Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths’ London In London

    After performing locale-specific covers of songs by Blondie, Prince, Kansas, and others on their Reflektor tour, Arcade Fire graced London last night with a rendition of the Smith’s “London” (a B-side of “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” later featured on must-have Smiths compilation Louder Than Bombs). It was the band’s second show at the UK capital’s Earls Court Exhibition Centre, with Lorde opening the night.  

    Listen to a recording of the performance (via Consequence of Sound), and then refresh your memory of the A-side of the above-mentioned single: