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Arcade Fire Debuted New Music at a Secret Show Last Night

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 1 at Randall's Island on July 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Arcade Fire debuted new music to a crowd of about 175 at a private show in New Orleans last night, the Times-Picayune reportsThe new material is “dynamic, danceable rock … driven by percussive-heavy beats with a flavor of disco” and reportedly addresses some “weighty topics,” but since attendees’ phones were confiscated, there are no recordings of the event.

The secret show at the Secondline Studios film production facility comes one day ahead of Arcade Fire’s Sunday night headlining set at Voodoo Festival, so the rest of the world may get a glimpse of the new material soon. According to a Reddit AMA with the band’s Will Butler this past June, we can expect Arcade Fire’s next album sometime during spring 2017.