Put a band that close together and you can only create a bond, or tension with one another. Both are good. R.E.M. recently made this case for the recording of a few new songs. Think about it. Playing in a circle, or having a guy mp3 his vocals from New York. Which one is better? In the case of Arcade Fire, they took the small confines of the KROQ studios, which caused some anxiety with Stryker, and it turned out great. Of course, they aren’t a duo walking in and playing. They come with more players, making it even more fun to watch. A band that owns it, no matter what the setting is very impressive. Watch below.