"Arcade Fire STILL with us at DFA ... This is going to be one great sounding album," reads a tweet posted yesterday on the DFA Studio Twitter account. We're not certain who penned that promising Twitter missive, but we wouldn't be surprised if James Murphy was responsible, as the ex-LCD Soundsystem mastermind is co-head of DFA Records, the New York-based label with a recording studio located in NYC.
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While James Murphy is "just friends" with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, it looks like his relationship with Arcade Fire has blossomed into something more. The former LCD Soundsystem mastermind recently dismissed reports that he was producing YYY's next album -- "I was just fussing around ," he revealed. "I didn’t make their album. They’re just friends." -- but Murphy has taken on a more significant role with Arcade Fire as they plug away at the follow-up to their Grammy-winning 2010 album 'The Suburbs,' contributing to a few tunes bound for the as-yet-untitled disc.
Arcade Fire are expecting to release a new album at the end of 2013. They're already hard at work on the record -- which is much anticipated in the indie rock world -- but the Canadian band took a break from recording to perform several news songs at a high-security secret show at the Breakglass Studio in Montreal over the weekend. How tight was security? The group prohibited the use of of smartphones, lest anyone capture amateur footage.