Instagram pictures spell out date and time as Reflektor symbols appear worldwide
Speculation has grown that Arcade Fire could release new music, announce details of their album or make an appearance next month after a series of mysterious images were posted online.
The Canadian band are set to release a new album on October 29, with fans suggesting it could be called ‘Reflektor’ after a circular graphic containing letters spelling out the word appeared in cities around the world. They have been collected by fans on an Instagram page.
Now, a collection of three new pictures has appeared on the same page, with the images teasing the date September 9 and the time of 9pm. Although there is no information accompanying the pictures, they seem to hint that the band will make a new announcement or reveal regarding the LP next month. You can see the images at the bottom of the page.
The trio of new pictures would seemingly tie in with reports in June of this year, which suggested that Arcade Fire would release new music on September 9. Revolt TV cited sources close to the band and claimed that a brand new track would be released in the autumn.
Earlier this month, the band announced details of their first live dates for 2014. The Montreal group, who are preparing to release their fourth album in October, will perform live on the Big Day Out touring festival of Australia and New Zealand in January. Appearing alongside Blur and Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire will top a bill which also includes Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg, Tame Impala and DIIV. Big Day out will start on January 17 in Auckland before visiting Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Earlier this year former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy spoke to NME about the band’s new 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 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’.