Published Jun 01, 2017Arcade Fire seem to be on the verge of revealing plans for a new album, teasing something by the name of "Infinite Content," unveiling new merch and selling a new 12-inch single titled "Everything Now" at Primavera Sound. Adding fuel to the firestorm of rumours, the group have reportedly signed a new deal with Columbia Records.
According to Variety, the group will release their next two albums with the Sony-owned label.
Adding to all the activity, the band have launched a mysterious live stream at live.everythingnow.com. As you can witness for yourself, the stream shows a mountain landscape that is apparently Death Valley, CA, along with a rotating billboard. It also simply states "Live from Death Valley," along with a rotating "EN." Check it out for yourself here.
As for the new record deal, details of the Columbia agreement have not been disclosed, though Variety reports that Universal Music Group also bid to strike a deal with the band.
Arcade Fire's previous albums — 2004's Funeral, 2007's Neon Bible, 2010's The Suburbs and 2013's Reflektor — were all released via Merge.
Reflektor marks the bands most recent studio album to date, though the group was subsequently the subject of a Kahlil Joseph-directed documentary and concert film called The Reflektor Tapes. Prior to teasing "Everything Now," Arcade Fire also released a new single titled "I Give You Power" earlier this year, featuring soul legend Mavis Staples. Revisit that track below.
Dive into Arcade Fire's back catalogue via Umusic.