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Arcade Fire Eager to Record New Album

We're going to experiment this winter,' Win Butler says

November 4, 2010 4:40 PM ET

Arcade Fire isn't resting on its laurels after the commercial and creative success of The Suburbs . Although the Montreal-based band will be spending much of the rest of this year touring Europe, they are itching to get back into the studio.

Photos: Arcade Fire Rock Madison Square Garden

"We're going to experiment this winter," singer Win Butler told the Wall Street Journal . "We're not quite sure what we're doing in February, but January and March we'll probably be off. We've never successfully written or done anything really in a middle of a touring cycle. We're going to see if we can maybe get into a different rhythm besides the tour, tour, tour, rest, rest, rest, tour, tour, tour, rest, rest, rest."

Arcade Fire's Will Butler on Fame, Touring and Not Being Bono [Wall Street Journal]

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