Growing beards and
writing tunes… listen to the full radio interview, below.
By Fred Mills
Pitchfork reports that Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara was
recently interviewed by Ottawa
radio station CKCU 93.1 in
which he disclosed that the band was presently working on a new album. They
hope to release the followup to the award-winning The Suburbs before the end of next year.
According to Gara, “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.”
Well, that’s specific enough! But any Arcade Fire news is good news, so we’ll take it.