Win Butler Talks Making Of New Arcade Fire Album
September 12, 2013


Arcade Fire
Now that Arcade Fire has released their new single "Reflektor," the band is opening up about their new album of the same name, which had been shrouded in mystery. Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler spoke to the BBC's Zane Lowe about the making of Reflektor, which is due out October 29.

Butler said the group spent a month in Jamaica recording with producer Marcus Dravs, who worked on the last two Arcade Fire albums, then went into the studio in New York City with LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy.

Arcade Fire has deep ties to Haiti and Butler told Lowe that the country's percussive music was an inspiration on the new material. Haitian congo players contributed to songs on Reflektor and also impacted drummer Jeremy Gaga. Butler said, "Jeremy has never drummed better," adding, "The grooves are really deep. These conga beats are the language in Haiti. Theyíre how people communicate."

Butler said that overall, Reflektor is a "mash up of Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo" and added, "To me the joy of making music in 2013 is youíre allowed to like Sex Pistols and ABBA and thatís fine. Itís such an explosion, anything thatís good rises to the top, and we want music that respects that."

He summed things up by saying, "Weíre at the point in our lives, career, where weíve accomplished a lot. When it comes down to the music, weíre doing things we havenít done before. Itís really a joyful time."




 
Music News
Kanye, Sam Smith, The Who & Many More Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Cherie Currie, and Reviews Live Releases From The Who and The Rolling Stones
Quick Hits: Dr. Dre, U2, Zayn Malik, Gary Clark Jr.
Macklemore Talks New Album, Relapse Into Drug Use
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Janelle MonŠe, Keith Richards, Lollapalooza, Chance The Rapper, Neil Young
Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson Join Farm Aid 30
Quick Hits: Rise Against, Keith Richards, Puscifer, Judas Priest & Mastodon, Mat Kearney, Circa Survive
Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson
Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24
Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Prince, Meg Myers, The Grateful Dead
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, James Blake / Kanye West, Incubus
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead MTV VMA Noms
Breaking News
CBS Radio Extends Scott Shannon
iHeartMedia Reports Results For 2015 Second Quarter
Benztown Promotes Christopher "Jack" Johansing To Marketing Director
July 29, 2015
iHeartMedia Charlotte Names Keith Hotchkiss Market President
Pierre Bouvard: Radio's Delivers On Amazon Prime Day
In Brief - July 29, 2015
July 28, 2015
Cumulus Appoints Brian Thomas As PD For WLS-FM/Chicago
AT&T To Activate FM Chips On Android Smartphones
BroadbandTV & BMG Form Strategic Alliance To Support New Generation Of Music Artists
Chicago Radio Legend John Records Landecker To Sign Off After 40 Years On-Air
Cumulus-Buffalo Re-Signs Shredd and Ragan For Mornings At WEDG
Rare Job Ops at 98 Rock/Baltimore
In Brief - July 28, 2015
July 27, 2015
Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover
Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015
Radio Industry & SESAC Reach Settlement
The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24
CBS Radio Names David Yadgaroff As SVP/Market Manager For Philadelphia
In Brief - July 24, 2015
July 23, 2015
Frankie V. Heads Home To Boston
Major Changes at CBS RADIO
In Brief - July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
VH1 President Tom Calderone Exits The Network
FMQB NOW

Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!