New Arcade Fire album: producer revealed

More updates on the 'Funeral' follow up

Arcade Fire have revealed they are going to produce the follow up to 2005’s ’Funeral’ themselves.

As previously reported by NME.COM, the as-yet-untitled album is being recorded in a church in the band’s home city of Montreal, which they converted into a studio.

Posting on the band official site arcadefire.com on Friday (July 14), band leader Win Butler wrote:

“After trying to decide if we should work with any producers we kind of realized that we already know how we want things to sound so we should just run after that sound as far as we can and not rely on someone else to guide the good ship Arcade Fire…at least for now.”

He wrote: “We have been producing the record ourselves and working (with) two great engineers Scott Colburn..and Marcus Dravs…they have been been kind of trading off in two or three week shifts. We finished all the string section stuff with Sarah (Neufeld) and Owen (Pallett – aka Final Fantasy) which was as inspiring as ever..It was an intense three days of recording all day now Owen is off to Europe on tour with Final Fantasy.”

He added: “We talked about a lot of ideas for orchestration and Regine (Butler) and him are trading off midi files trying to get three songs arranged for late August…Regine and I are going to sneak away somewhere closer to the ocean for a week..so we can record some vocals…a lot of the songs remind me of being near the ocean at night time.”

Commenting on reports that the band used new instruments on the record, Butler wrote: “The pipe organ was amazing…never heard anything quite like it, we also recorded a horn section in the church with microphone 200 feet away with the craziest reverb I have ever heard.

“This will be the last update for a while because there is still much work to be done, and a long way to go before things are finished and I don’t want to be a tease,” Butler posted.