Published Dec 07, 2012Rumours have suggested that LCD Soundsystem ringleader James Murphy would be producing Arcade Fire's next album, and while Murphy had debunked those reports, the Montreal group's manager has confirmed that Murphy and the band have indeed collaborated in some capacity.
Manager Scott Rodger updated industry magazine Music Week about Arcade Fire's progress on their new album, explaining [via Arcade Fire Tube], "They're in with James Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a longtime collaborator. They write too many songs — that's a good problem to have. There's around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums' worth for sure."
When Murphy was previously queried about whether he had produced Arcade Fire's new album, he told the Huffington Post, "That's not necessarily true."
It's not clear exactly what role he plays on this upcoming collection, but assuming that his songs end up on the album, we're bound to find out soon enough.
The other man mentioned by Rodger, Markus Dravs, is a returning collaborator who co-produced 2010's The Suburbs and also worked on 2007's Neon Bible.