Arcade Fire - Reflektor

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.

Comments (4)
  1. Arcade Fire Presents: Cruel Summer

  2. This might sound a little dumb, but I’m hoping if it is a double album, it’s actually double album length instead of less than 80 minutes of music spread over two discs (looking at you, M83, Flaming Lips, Beyoncé, etc…)

    (Then again, Joanna Newsom’s Have One on Me was a triple album that could have been a double album, but would have been impossible to digest otherwise. So maybe I’m just immature.)

  3. I don’t want to play this game anymore, you guys. Just give me some tunes.

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