Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara is currently promoting his debut solo album Limn, and in a recent interview with Red Bull Poland he gave an update as to when we can expect the band's follow up to 2013’s triumphant Reflektor: "All of [the songs] have been recorded. The album should come out this year. At this stage we are still mixing and trying to decide which songs will end up on the record, because we’ve recorded more than we need. But we’re almost finished. I don’t know when it’ll come out, I hope soon."
"I know we’re a popular band, but we always stick to the same rule; we record until we feel that the music is ready."
Gara’s comments certainly back up the previously rumoured released date of Spring 2017 for a new LP and he also went on to say that he thinks he’ll be on tour with the group for two years starting as early as April: "I don’t know where we’re going to play, I don’t know when we start, or when we finish. From my perspective, it looks like Arcade Fire starts in April and finish around April 2019."
If you can’t wait until later in the year for new Arcade Fire music, then they release The Reflektor Tapes/Live at Earls Court on January 27th. Watch the live video for "Reflektor" below.