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Butler also hopes that despite his influences fans will just see the new 16-tracks as Arcade Fire "music". The singer told the BBC's Newsbeat, "If this record doesn't sound electronic then that's the greatest compliment," he said hopefully. "There's songs on this record which sound to me like Depeche Mode mixed with Neil Young -- and that's kind of a weird combo -- and if it doesn't sound 'weird' then I think it's a success!"
Excited about 'The Suburbs' release on Aug. 2, Butler also said that the band are energised. "We feel we're at this point of the tour where we're playing really great songs. We feel really vital, so it's an exciting time to be in the band."
He added, "It felt like going to summer camp, immersing in the record... Naturally coming back together to play music, just to play again."
Arcade Fire officially launched the new album with an intimate one-off live set at East London's Hackney Empire on Wednesday, July 7.
The 90-minute set which kicked off with new tracks 'Ready to Start' and 'Modern Man' also incorporated their more epic songs from previous albums 'Funeral' and 'Neon Bible' -- such as the 'Neighbourhood' trilogy and 'Wake Up.'
Arcade Fire's next UK live appearances are headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28.