Arcade Fire Sets October Release Date For New Album

Best Bets Albums 2013, Arcade Fire

Anton Corbijn

Follow-up to Grammy-winning "The Suburbs" will feature production from James Murphy.

The Arcade Fire's fourth studio album will be released on Oct. 29, the band has revealed in a post on Twitter on Friday (July 12).

A report from Revolt TV surfaced on Friday claiming that the follow-up to the group's 2010 effort "The Suburbs" will be released on Sept. 9. However, the group replied to a fan's tweet of "you're my favorite" on Friday by demurely writing, "Thanks. Our new album will be out October 29th."

An image accompanying the Twitter post shows what appears to be a metallic globe bursting into flames, as well as the Canadian indie rockers looking particularly sad and very red.

Arcade Fire: 2013 Album Preview

The as-yet-untitled album was given a tentative release date last fall by drummer Jeremy Gara, who told Ottowa radio station CKCU in October 2012, "We are under no pressure from record labels or management or whatever to do anything on any sort of schedule. We're just working. We have no deadlines. It's kind of coming along." Two months later, the group previewed new material at a secret show for about 100 people at Breakglass Studios in Montreal, under the pseudonym Les Identiks.

LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy worked on the project as a producer, as did longtime collaborator (and Mumford & Sons producer) Markus Dravs. The album will be Arcade Fire's first release since husband-wife duo Win Butler and Regine Chassagne welcomed a baby boy earlier this year.

"The Suburbs," Arcade Fire's third album, earned the Grammy for album of the year in February 2011, and has sold 765,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collective toured extensively behind the breakout album, and headlined festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo.

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