Arcade Fire are in the studio with ex-LCD Soundsystem frontman for new album

The band has around 35 songs written, which their manager says should cover "two albums' worth"

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Posted 9th December 2012 in News, Arcade Fire | By Clickmusic News Desk
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Critically acclaimed band Arcade Fire are collaborating with James Murphy on their new album, due for release in 2013.

The news came courtesy of their manager, who told the publication that the band has been working with the former LCD-Soundsystem frontman for weeks. He also told the site that the band has has enough material for "two albums".

Scott confirmed the collaboration in an interview with MusicWeek: "They're in with James Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs, who is a long-time 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."

The story comes after months of speculation, all of which Murphy said were "not true" at the time.

Arcade Fire's 'Neon Bible' was recently featured on Zane Lowe's Masterpieces on BBC Radio 1.

Their new album is expected for release in late 2013, two years on from the release of 2010's 'The Suburbs'.