34 years ago this week, Win Butler of Arcade Fire was born in the sleepy Sierra Nevada mountain town of Truckee, California. His travels took him to Texas, New Hampshire, New York and finally Montreal, where he met his future wife Regine Chassagne and formed the genesis of what would become Arcade Fire. They’ve gone on to become one of the most critically beloved modern acts, from Manhattan to Coachella, and from the NPR crowd to the Hot Topic constituency. They’ve done this, won a Grammy, and sold millions of records without compromising their art. And that’s why they are such an interesting subject for the latest installment of Slacker’s DNA series. On this station, we explore Arcade Fire’s musical DNA—their own music along with their influences, friends, family, collaborators, and followers. This is Arcade Fire: DNA.