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New Arcade Fire Album Slated for Late 2013 Release

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Arcade Fire are currently at work on a new album, which will not be produced by James Murphy. In a new interview, drummer Jeremy Gara said that the band has been hard at work on the follow-up to 2010′s Grammy-winning ‘The Suburbs,’ with the hope of having it out by the end of 2013.

“We are just working like we always have,” he told Ottawa’s CKCU (via Pitchfork). “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.”

The band hit a bit of a snag when they learned that the roof of the old church that has served as their studio was collapsing. But they found a new space and have been working throughout its construction. Fortunately for them, nobody is knocking at their proverbial door and demanding to hear their new music.

“We’re not that far into a record, but we’ve been working for a few months now,” he continued. “We are under no pressure from record labels or management or whatever to do anything on any sort of schedule. We’re just working. We have no deadlines. It’s kind of coming along.”

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