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.
@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