Arcade Fire's Will Butler Sets Sights on Solo Album, Previews New Tracks

Arcade Fire's Will Butler Sets Sights on Solo Album, Previews New Tracks
Within the context of Arcade Fire, Will Butler isn't quite as prominent as his older brother Win, but the younger sibling has been making a name for himself as of late. In addition to his previously announced soundtrack work, Will is apparently prepping a debut solo album.

Last night (November 13), Butler performed a solo set at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn. During the gig, he played guitar and keyboard while accompanied by programmed beats and a couple of backup singers. He played a pile of new songs, footage of which has now emerged online.

Fan-shot videos of six songs from the set can be seen at the bottom of the page [via Arcade Fire Tube]. Also below, see the setlist from the gig: In regards to the solo album's release date, Butler apparently said, "God only knows." In other words, we're not sure exactly when we're going to be hearing the proper studio versions of these songs, but fans can tide themselves over by checking out the live clips, as well as the new single "Tiger" by Brooklyn act Ponyhof, which features harmonies from Butler.

Stay tuned for more news regarding Butler's solo plans. Previous tweets from Arcade Fire Tube have indicated that the album will likely arrive through Merge Records, and that it will sound like "American rock and roll." Meanwhile, we're still not sure if Butler's original music for the documentary Bronx Obama will be getting a soundtrack release.