Posted in music on September 9, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Arcade Fire & David Bowie at Central Park Summerstage in 2005 (more)
David Bowie Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire released their awesome new single, "Reflektor," in a crazy interactive video today, and if you were listening and thinking one of those voices sounded like David Bowie... well that's because it is. The Thin White Duke confirmed on Facebook that he "has supplied a brief backing vocal on the James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) produced track (no saxophone though)." You may remember that this isn't the first time Bowie and Arcade Fire have teamed up; they played Central Park together in 2005 (pictured above) and recorded a collaborative live EP that same year.

The single becomes available to purchase tonight (9/9) at 9 PM, and in Bowie's Facebook post, he also revealed more details on that:

The vinyl is a very limited 2-track 12" with an instrumental of the A-side on the reverse and will only be available in stores at 9:00pm at your nearest participating store.

The reverse of the sleeve is designed to look like it has an album tracklisting for the upcoming album due on October 29th, but it is in fact just snippets of lyrics from Reflektor.

There will also be an Anton Corbijn-directed video of the song premiered this evening.

Keep an eye on http://reflektor.arcadefire.com/ and http://www.thereflektors.com/ for updates.

That Anton Corbijn video is out now, and can be watched, along with a picture of the vinyl sleeve, below...

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Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"

Arcade Fire

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Comments (16)

http://strictlydiscs.thestore24.com/arcade-fire-reflektor/673855048413 This is the only online retailer selling it. Welcome.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 4:40 PM

I was at that show!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 4:44 PM

hook line and sinker, they got me. this shit is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 4:45 PM

I actually enjoyed NOT hearing about this band for a while...looks like my 2014 is gonna suck, THANKS ALOT BOWIE (and Obama)!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 4:54 PM

Bowie > Grimes > Obama > James Murphy > Adrock's chunky wife > Arcade Fire

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 5:26 PM

Bowie > Grimes> Kathleen Henna> G.W. Bush > Barry

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 6:36 PM

Bowie > god

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 8:19 PM

Lookin' forward to the album and tour. 'Bout time!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 10:36 PM

Sabra > Trader Joes brand hummus

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 10:42 PM

David Bowie confirms he sang on Agnostic Front's "Victim in Pain"

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 11:33 PM

clicked on this song, cooked my dinner, did my laundry, ate my dinner, finished my dissertation, realized it was still going.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 11:43 PM

Bowie > Assad > Barry

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2013 12:03 AM

Cool tune and video with Bowie on it no less. Can't wait to hear the whole cd.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2013 2:33 AM

Was it Victim in Pain, I thought it was another song Bowie was on.

"I say, do not take resistance from these chaps. Cut off their dole assistance"

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2013 8:59 AM

Freakin' awesome song, would have been great to hear a little more David Bowie in there. Was it him playing sax I wonder, sounds a little Aladdin Sane-ish at the´╗┐ start.

Posted by Samara | October 4, 2013 12:13 PM

isn't it contradictory to hide behind the pretentiousness of being an artist, while completely being clueless about musical culture? these people care more about how abstract the ethnic food they eat is rather than trying to make any individual musical statement. this is a classic case of claiming cultured, without actually doing the homework. and furthermore, they toy with it in entertaining popular culture. this is the problem with media exposure - it inflates one ego enough that they lack the skill to be self critical. all ego and no substance´╗┐

Posted by Herpegere | October 17, 2014 5:10 AM

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