Arcade Fire release new album details

Published: 2006-06-28
Montreal-based indie rockers the Arcade Fire are well on their way to completing the follow-up to 2004's Funeral.

The band shot to success with the release of Funeral , gaining a worldwide audience and the chance to open for U2 on their 2005 Vertigo tour.

According to a statement by lead vocalist Win Butler on the band's website, "Things are going very well here in the studio! We have maybe 15 songs with little bits left to record and a few more we want to get on tape...."

The band is currently recording in an old Montreal church that they bought and converted into a studio but Butler hints that all their work may not be done there.

"We are going to try and record a couple of songs in me and Regine's living room, because the drums sound so great in there."

He goes on to say, "Feeling excited and inspired, learning to play all these new instruments...well mostly is to be honest! It's gonna be really interesting how we're going to fit all of these new sounds in a tour bus."

Aside from the instruments Butler's bandmate and wife R»gine Chassagne is working on, Butler mentions an appearance by violinist Final Fantasy,adding "There is talk of recording a few songs with a full orchestra in Budapest."

No word as of yet on a title or release date for the upcoming album.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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