Arcade Fire announces album release date through casual tweet

Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic

Arcade Fire have popped the first shot in their forthcoming album roll out through a simple tweet in reply to a fan’s compliment. The Canadian rock band, which last released an album, its Grammy-winning “The Suburbs,” in 2010, will issue its new work on Oct. 29.

The announcement arrived after a fan named @fifferwright tossed them a three-word note:

@fifferwright Thanks. Our new album will be out October 29th. — Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) July 12, 2013

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What else do we know about the project? First, that since “The Suburbs,” Butler and wife Regine Chassagne have become the parents of their first child, a son born April 21. Musically, the band has been working with former LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy, though to what extent his production work will be featured is unknown.



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