Arcade Fire has announced their highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s GRAMMY-winning LP The Suburbs – their fourth LP will arrive on October 29th. Interestingly, AF revealed the news via Twitter in response to a fan (@fifferwright) tweet telling the band “you’re my favorite”. Twitter fame for Mr. Wright today.
@fifferwright Thanks. Our new album will be out October 29th. pic.twitter.com/CAgYucvimo
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) July 12, 2013
LESSON OF THE DAY: Fans, keep tweeting at your favorite artists and maybe they’ll respond with some news-of-the-day announcement and make you temporarily internet famous.
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According to reports, the album was recorded in multiple locations over the last year, including at New York’s DFA Studios alongside former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy.
“I think it’s going to be a really great record, actually,” Murphy told Rolling Stone. “I’m eager to see it come out.”
In December, the band previewed new material during a private concert at Breakglass Studio in Montreal. The new songs were described as “dance-y and groovy,” with themes “rooted in the mid-19th century and African American history in the US.”