James Murphy to Produce Next Arcade Fire Album?
The decision by James Murphy in 2011 to pull the plug on LCD Soundsystem was caused by a desire to work on other projects, including producing some of his favorite acts. One year later, we’re starting to hear rumous that he is slated to produce the next album by the Arcade Fire.
Murphy recently sat down with the BBC’s Zane Lowe, and when asked if he could talk about the “new AF record,” the former LCD leader responded, “No, no. That’s not something I can talk about yet,” before deflecting speculation with, “The Abercrombie & Fitch record.”
However, it’s Murphy’s use of the word “yet” that is causing us to believe that it’s a done deal, and that they’re waiting for the right moment to make the big announcement, especially since he didn’t actually issue a flat-out denial.
Murphy has worked with Arcade Fire before. The Grammy-winning Canadian group performed with LCD Soundsystem during their farewell concert at Madison Square Garden, which was chronicled in the documentary ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits.’ It was Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, in fact, who shouted the title phrase at Murphy during the introduction to the song they played together, ‘North American Scum.’
Listen to James Murphy Talk About the New Arcade Fire Album