Arcade Fire toiling away at new album for late 2013 release; massive pipe organ to take lead vocals

Arcade Fire toiling away at new album for late 2013 release; massive pipe organ to take lead vocals

Woe is the Arcade Fire superfan! The past two years since the release of the band’s critically-acclaimed The Suburbs have been a barren, winter wasteland with but a few singles and tracks from The Hunger Games soundtrack to tide them over in lieu of a new studio album. But wipe your brows, my downtrodden friends, and thirst no more, for the wait is… ALMOST over, kinda.

For, in an interview with Ottawa radio station CKCU on Thursday, drummer Jeremy Gara revealed that the band is toiling deep within the depths of a subterranean studio to bring you your precious new studio album. They’ve got like, starving hobbits down there making guitars out of gold and shit, just so you people get your new album, and just so it rules. But just as in all stories of magic and hobbits, there’s a catch: the album won’t be ready until late 2013.

As Gara explains, the band works at their own pace, without pressure from crazy managers and bloodthirsty record execs. (Also the roof collapsed on their old studio, so they had to move to a new space.) Gara says, “We took a couple months off and we’ve been writing songs. Now we’re in the studio pretty much full time just doing what we do. And we kind of shut the door. We haven’t really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven’t done photos or interviews or anything. We’re just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together.”

• Arcade Fire: http://www.arcadefire.com

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