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Arcade Fire Announce Release Date for New Album

Follow-up to 2010's 'The Suburbs' will arrive in fall

Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs in Austin, Texas.
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July 12, 2013 3:35 PM ET

Arcade Fire have announced the release date for their still-untitled new album, though they did it pretty covertly. The Canadian rock band responded to a fan on Twitter, unprompted, that they'll release the follow up to 2010's The Suburbs on October 29th.

The New Immortals: Arcade Fire

In March, Arcade Fire connected with James Murphy at DFA Records' New York studio to lay down tracks. "I think it's going to be a really great record, actually," Murphy told Rolling Stone. They've also had some good news outside of music: band members Win Butler and Regine Chassagne welcomed a baby boy – the couple's first child – in April.

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