Arcade Fire sell the church studio where they recorded ‘Neon Bible’ and ‘The Suburbs’

Montreal-based label Emery Street Records will reopen Grand Lodge No. 24 in November

The Quebec church Arcade Fire converted into a studio to record two albums has been sold and will reopen in November.

As reported in January 2013, the 128 year-old property was put up for sale by the band after the roof collapsed. Global News reports that the album was then bought by Emery Street Records and refurbished. The Montreal-based label states that after it reopens in November the studio is fully booked until the end of the year.

Arcade Fire bought the former Presbyterian church in 2005 and recorded their second album ‘Neon Bible’ plus parts of 2010 follow up album ‘The Suburbs’, in the studio.


“This mystical place provides a unique venue with peerless sound to record the Emery Street Records musical output, as well as other high quality acts,” said Emery Street general manager Francis Lemay, in a release. “We wanted to keep the spirit of the place alive and we will produce many great artists in their quest for distinction.”

Other acts to record in the studio prior to its closure for refurbishment include Timber Timbre, Wolf Parade and Beirut.

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