Arcade Fire Release New Album Details

LCD Soundsystem have been friends with Arcade Fire since supporting them on 2007’s Neon Bible tour and, despite LCD’s leader James Murphy always stating that he wanted to work with Arcade Fire (and Spoon, Devo, and John Cale among others), plans for him to produce any of those bands had always fallen through due to LCD Soundsystem’s intense touring schedule. However, with news early this year of Murphy working with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, and Holy Ghost!, it seems like Murphy has had a lot of free time since breaking up LCD Soundsystem. And now, news of him working with Arcade Fire has finally leaked.

In an interview with Music Week, Arcade Fire manager Scott Rodger revealed that Murphy had worked on a handful of songs that seem destined for a future album. He also revealed that the band have at least thirty-five songs up for consideration for a future (potentially, double) album.

And, in news that may surprise some Arcade Fire fans, some of these new songs have already been played live. Under the guise of “Les Identiks”, Arcade Fire performed a number of new songs at a small club/recording studio called “Breakglass Studio” for around one-hundred people. Arcade Fire Tube (@arcadefiretube on Twitter), one of the leading sources for Arcade Fire news, has revealed that the new songs are “Fun, dance-y, and groovy…”, that they “sounded like finished versions”, and went on to describe a few of them: “Heavy use of percussion /rhythm section/ Only one slow song/ one punk rock-ish song/ A 7-8 minute song opened the show.”

By Stevie Dunbar

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