Ryan Adams: Did you guys have it in mind to record Neon Bible outside of a regular recording studio before you made the album, or was making it in the church a happy accident?
Win Butler of Arcade Fire: It was definitely a bit of a happy accident. Once we found the space, it became clear that it would be a great place to make a record.
Ryan Adams: The acoustics are unreal too.
Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire: They were actually a bit nightmarish at first because of the reverb. You would hit a snare drum and it wouldn't stop ringing for 10 seconds. But we made some adjustments. I'm sure on paper the acoustics were not the industry-standard ideal, but recording the album there was more about capturing the feeling of being in a room.