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

Band performed as Les Identiks at tightly controlled gig

Win Butler of Arcade Fire
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December 3, 2012 2:25 PM ET

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.






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