UPDATE: It is the album cover, and Reflektor is a double album.
Various loose threads relating to Arcade Fire’s forthcoming album Reflektor have been showing up online for a few weeks. Tonight, at 9PM, the band will release the first single/title track, as well as its Anton Corbijn-directed video (though the song already leaked online over the weekend). And now, we might know what the album cover looks like, since, as Pitchfork points out, a listing for the album appeared on New Zealand iTunes. If that’s actually the cover, the image comes from an Auguest Rodin sculpture, which depicts the doomed Greek-myth couple of Orpheus and Eurydice. More intriguing, that New Zealand iTunes listing seems to imply that Reflektor could be a double album, which would be truly badass. Below, check out a new 30-second trailer for the album, which includes footage from a Haitian parade.
Reflektor is out 10/29 on Merge. Also, reports are circulating that the band might play another secret show tonight at the Montreal salsa club Salsathèque, at 9PM, with a $9 cover charge. Check out the poster below. Northeasterners: If you leave the office or the house this minute, you might make it in time.