Release Date: Oct. 29
Arcade Fire has revealed few details about its fifth studio album beyond a release date randomly tweeted to a fan in July and a mysterious “Reflektor” campaign suggesting that something will be announced or previewed at 9 p.m. on Sept. 9. But producer James Murphy reports a happy dynamic during the album’s making. “[There’s] a lot of them … I figured, ‘They’re all super talented. Do they need another dude there with his opinions?'” Murphy told Billboard recently. “It turned out it was really nice, and everyone was amazingly respectful of one another.” Also new to Arcade Fire’s team? Universal, which will distribute the record with Capitol promoting the project to radio, though the band remains with longtime label partner Merge.