Posted in music on December 7, 2012

Arcade Fire at MSG in 2010 (more by Jonathan Bayer)
Arcade Fire

Rumors have been floating around for a while that Arcade Fire have teamed up with fellow indie superstar James Murphy to work on their upcoming fourth studio album (expected to be out in 2013), and now Arcade Fire Tube is pointing to a confirmation in Music Week that they are in fact working together. Markus Dravs, who produced the last two Arcade Fire albums, is working on this one as well. In the article, Arcade Fire's manager Scott Rodger is quoted saying:

They're in with James 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 Arcade Fire, two albums'-worth for sure.
Arcade Fire and James Murphy have a long running relationship, which has included Arcade Fire joining LCD Soundsystem at their final show. A video of the two bands playing "North American Scum" is below.

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LCD Soundsystem w/ Arcade Fire - "North American Scum" at MSG - 4/2/11

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Comments (52)

Confirmed: Nobody cares

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 11:53 AM

Bitchfork's headline said "Yes, James Murphy is..." so I thought Yes was working with them, too. That would have brought this suckfest to a whole new level of suck.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 11:56 AM

what time do broken spindles go on?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 11:56 AM

YAAAAAASSS!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 11:57 AM

No one reading this site is going to care about these bands.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 11:58 AM

I would be more interested in some news regarding the iPods -- that is a band with real diversity from track to track.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 11:58 AM

Stop hating. People will care. LCD was popular and Arcade Fire have improved with each album -- curious to see what this pairing generates.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:00 PM

wow. very cool. The LCD + Arcade Fire show at Randall's Island was the concert of the decade.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:05 PM

11:58, I actually laughed out loud at that comment, even though I didn't want to.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:06 PM

I care, and it's going to be fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:07 PM

maybe we can hear some 'annoying woman' according solos on these new tracks!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:09 PM

Arcade Fire is playing in my house...uh my house.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:20 PM

I can't wait to see how earnestly interested and excited all the comments on this thread will be.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:25 PM

but WHO farted in the pit????!?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:28 PM

I care so STFU trolls.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:29 PM

500+ by 1pm

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:30 PM

apparently it's "cool" to dislike AF and JM now

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:36 PM

The select higher echelon of people care about these bands.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:50 PM

Arcade Fire has not improved with each record. Quite the opposite actually.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:54 PM

WHO IS RK FRIES

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 12:56 PM

I read Al Walser is also playing or working with Arcade Fire?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:05 PM

Some of the comments on this thread are, suprisingly, legit funny (11:58, 12:20 -- hat tip).

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:08 PM

12:54 you are on drugs if you think Funeral is a better album than The Suburbs. Neon is meh.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:09 PM

I farted in the pit chupacabraj

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:15 PM

1:09- I'm not 12:54, but you can't be serious, right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:20 PM

Every single track on Funeral is single-worthy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:22 PM

if you don't think funeral is their best your ears are retodded

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:23 PM

Funeral > Suburbs > Neon Bible

You're fooling yourself if you think otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:25 PM

Funeral is their "best" in that it's the only album they made that isn't 100% insufferable bullshit.

One album out of what, five? That, to me, means the band sucks.

I mean, hell, Sugar Ray had ONE good album.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:34 PM

People, people, PEOPLE! Do you have any idea how upset the dude from Griz Bear is going to be? Not only did Arcade Fire with a Grammy, they're his favorite band and James is his idol. And yet ... Griz Bear wasn't nominated for a Grammy. So sad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:45 PM

Al Walser's playing ... Wait. Arcade Fire's playing ... Fawk. James Murphy's playing at my apartment in Bushywick that my parents pay for, at my apartment in Bushywick that my parents pay for.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:47 PM

Pitchfork orgasmed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:50 PM

11:56: No (get it!?), because Yes is unequivocally better than both anything James Murphy has done as well as Arcade Fire (which isn't saying much anyway, but still...).

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 1:56 PM

^ Yes, of course Yes was miles ahead of either of these bands. I was imagining AF & JM progging out, and it wasn't pretty.

12:36 - Does a loser like you who likes AF & JM think you're cool because we don't like them? You've got some odd logic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:05 PM

do I think I'm cool b/c YOU don't like them? what sense does that make? not what i was implying at all, but you still seem "cool."

or something.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:09 PM

I was showing you the converse of your statement in order to point out the ridi... why am I bothering? Yes, I'm very cool, ok?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:18 PM

Arcade Fire is tied with Death Cab for the title of "Highest Number of Concert Attendees Dragged There By Dumb 20-year-old
Girlfriends"

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:28 PM

^ win

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:32 PM

Yes, Funeral every song was "single-worthy" but the other albums hold up better as ALBUMS and that is the mark of a band. I am looking forward to this album, personally -- like or hate, it will be a cultural event worth discussing. Also I don't get the iPods joke.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:32 PM

^ I don't give a shit about "albums" and never have. I like good songs and good albums are fine but even The White Album has its "Piggies"

Give me a good song any day

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:42 PM

YO! Where are all the responses. How's this: I'll call The Chef and have him throw some BBurers on the grill for all your slow fucks who haven't responded yet. Stop your crying about G Bear not getting nominated. Start commenting.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:49 PM

2:42 wins for "comment most likely to be written by someone under the age of 18"

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:51 PM

What does that person win?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 2:57 PM

Lifetime supply of Sabra.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:08 PM

Laughed at 11:58. Rest of these comments are stupid and not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:21 PM

piggies is an excellent song, how dare you

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 4:43 PM

Arcade Fire bringing James Mercer onboard to double the suck they pass off as arty artsy art art.

And the White Album wasn't The Beatles' best effort ;P

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:02 PM

Do the iPods produce, as well? Would be a VERY diverse album. ; )

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 5:37 PM

"Yes, of course Yes was miles ahead of either of these bands. I was imagining AF & JM progging out, and it wasn't pretty."

Yeah, I hear ya. Like Loutallica or worse?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 6:50 PM

perhaps the ipods could collaborate with NAMBLA? now, THATS diversity, folks!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 9:40 PM

Oh, 9:40, you get me every time! Vote republican!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2012 9:40 PM

I dont care as long as the new album isnt released. The speculation kiddo fanboy talk is for cretins.

Posted by dashcam22 | December 10, 2012 5:01 AM

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