In unsurprising news, Arcade Fire are working on a new album! Drummer Jeremy Gara let loose on the radio news that the band is working on a follow up to their universally praised The Suburbs album. While Gara maintained that the band aren't working within a set timeframe, they are looking for a late 2013 release. You go, AF, sweep those year-end accolades.
Gara on the album:
We are just working like we always have. We took a couple months off and we've been writing songs. Now we're in the studio pretty much full-time just doing what we do. And we kind of shut the door. We haven't really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven't done photos or interviews or anything. We're just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together.
We're not that far into a record, but we've been working for a few months now. 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.