LCD Soundsystem Working With Arcade Fire for New Album
According to Spin, a collaboration between LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Canadian band Arcade Fire has been in the making for several years. But, while Murphy was with his nu-disco band, he didn’t have the time to work with Arcade Fire. Nevertheless, based on recent news in Music Week, Murphy is now officially collaborating with the Suburbs act.
Arcade Fire’s manager Scott Rodger mentioned the collaboration with Murphy, stating: "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."
Nevertheless, while Dravs has produced for Arcade Fire in the past, Murphy likely won’t have such a role. Previously, Murphy told The Huffington Post that Arcade Fire does not need a producer, as they can already produce themselves.
What do you think a collaboration – music-wise, not production – between LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire could sound like?
Although The Suburbs was Arcade Fire’s third album, the 2010 release gave them mainstream clout and recognition. Along with awards, the album brought them up to headlining status at music festivals and resulted in television appearances, including Saturday Night Live.
In October, Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara spoke about the development of the band’s fourth album, explaining that, at the time, they had taken a break and had been writing songs and spending time in the studio for the past few months. The release is not tentatively scheduled for the end of 2013.