Arcade Fire Debut 'Dance-y' New Tracks at Secret Montreal Show

Rolling Stone

The Arcade Fire debuted four new tracks on Saturday night at a secret show in Montreal, Spinner reports. The band performed under the moniker Les Identiks, and fan twitter Arcade Fire Tube noted the tight control over the show, the "dance-y" vibe of the tracks, which may find the band exploring new thematic material. The group plans to release a new album by the end of 2013.


No video, no photo and no phones policy at the secret gig last night. Confirmed. #ArcadeFire #LesIdentiks

— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) December 2, 2012


@wvcconner Reviews or even talking about the gig prohibited, apparently. Making it all hard. My sources couldn't tell me any more.

— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) December 3, 2012


New songs generally described as fun, dance-y and groovy. Blowing off some steam from the studio recording sessions?

— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) December 2, 2012


New songs: Heavy use of percussion/rhythm section / Only 1 slow song / 1 punk rock-ish song / A 7-8 minute song opened the show.

— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) December 2, 2012


Few saying the themes/topics for the new songs are rooted in the mid 19th century and the African American history in the US.

— Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFiretube) December 2, 2012

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