July 25, 2013 8:55

Arcade Fire album: 'I'm done with it', says producer James Murphy

LCD Soundsystem producer has worked on Canadian band's fourth album

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James Murphy has said that Arcade Fire's new album has been "the food I eat and the air I breathe" and that he has now finished his work on the record.


The band, who teamed up with Murphy to record their forthcoming studio album, will reveal the new record in October. Speaking to Billboard about his role in making the album with the band, Murphy said: "Producing is always really hard, and you can never tell who’s going to be easy to get along with and who’s going to be difficult. So I wasn’t sure what was going to be the case, since there’s a lot of them. I figured, they’re all super talented, do they need another dude there with his opinions? It turned out it was really nice, and everyone was amazingly respectful of one another."

Elaborating further on the album, which was recorded between Murphy's hometown of New York and Arcade Fire's native Montreal, he continued: "When you work on a record you don’t know any of the things around it. So when it comes out I’ll just be like, 'The Arcade Fire record’s out — oh, right!' It’s been the food I eat and the air I breathe for a long time now. That happens with my own records. I am officially done with it, we’ve just been passing things back and forth making choices on mixes."

Earlier this month Murphy spoke to NME about the new Arcade Fire album, which he is helping produce. Quizzed on what it sounds like, Murphy said: "It sounds like Arcade Fire in the way that only Arcade Fire sound like Arcade Fire, you know? It's really fucking epic. Seriously. I mean, I feel at this point like I'm too close to it to really talk it up and do it justice. You know?"

Arcade Fire announced the news of the record's release last week by replying to a fan on Twitter who wrote "you're my favourite".

Arcade Fire released their debut album 'Funeral' in 2004. This was followed by 2007's 'Neon Bible' and 2010's 'The Suburbs'.

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