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James Murphy speaks on Arcade Fire LP

By | Published on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Arcade Fire

James Murphy has made several vague hints relating to that new Arcade Fire LP he’s been assisting on, the same LP the band were caught making at his label DFA Records’ NYC studio earlier this year.

Speaking to NME, Murphy said of the sequel to AC’s Grammy-winning ‘The Suburbs’ (which last week gained a 28 Oct release date when the band sent this Twitter revelation to a fan): “It sounds like Arcade Fire in the way that only Arcade Fire sound like Arcade Fire, you know? It’s really fucking epic. Seriously. I mean, I feel at this point like I’m too close to it to really talk it up and do it justice. You know?”

Asked if the record was now close to completion, he said: “Well, thing is, for them, it’s not finished until it’s in stores. My bit is done. It’s not up to me when it’s finished. There’s a whole complement of people in that band who could have their own bands, or are a successful solo artist. They’re all so phenomenally talented and full of ideas so songs keep on coming. The last time I dared think it was finished I came back to the studio three days later to mix and they’d written two new songs for the album! So it was like, uh, ‘Let’s record these too!’ But it sounds awesome. Really”.