It’s been busy in the department this week. Not only did the band play a surprise gig in Montreal in which they debuted all new songs, but (Founder, LCD Soundsystem) is now confirmed in helping to produce three or four of the tracks on the new album as well. The as-of-yet untitled release is due later in 2013. ArcadeFireTube reports that AF’s manager Scott Rodger is featured in the industry trade journal Music Week. In the story it’s revealed that the band is working with “Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs — that’s a good problem to have. There’s around 35 songs with , two albums’-worth for sure.”

Should we just pencil in for another Grammy?