Arcade Fire are working on their new album with James Murphy. Back in October (2012), former LCD Soundsystem frontman Murphy denied that he was producing the band’s follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Suburbs’. He said at the time: “That’s not necessarily true. We don’t work like that. Because I work with friends, if I have time and they’re doing something and I’m on the East Coast, then we can do something. But also they don’t need a producer, in a way. They produce themselves.”
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