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That's not to say 2012 wasn't somewhat busy for the Montreal indie-rock band. The group ventured down to Haiti to assist those still coping with the devastating 2010 earthquake and played a low-key concert there. Then there was the contribution of "Horn of Plenty" and "Abraham's Daughter" to the motion picture The Hunger Games. And more recently Arcade Fire played an exclusive gig under the alias Les Identiks where new songs were performed but no recordings or video were leaked online.
So while some groups religiously tweet or update fans about their studio creations, the silence from Arcade Fire has only heightened the speculation of what's to come and the content of the material. Heck the band's last tweet was contest info on designing a t-shirt back on Nov. 14, so don't expect multiple diaries entries on their site.
Here then are the facts thus far about Arcade Fire's fourth album and what that information might lead to:
- 1) LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy
- 2) Owen Pallett
- 3) Arcade Dance Party?
- 4) Taking a Break For Family?
- 5) Known New Songs
- Mormon Musicians
- Brandon Flowers
- Julianne Hough
- The Osmonds
- Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler
- David Archuleta
- Christian Jacobs of the Aquabats and "Yo Gabba Gabba!"
- Gladys Knight
- James Valentine of Maroon 5 and JJAMZ
- Neon Trees
- Low's Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker
- Arthur "Killer" Kane of the New York Dolls
- Post-Millennial Political Songs
- "Testify" Rage Against the Machine (2000)
- "Let's Roll" Neil Young (2001)
- "Succexxy" Metric 2003
- "Mosh" Eminem 2004
- "American Idiot" Green Day 2004
- "Sunshowers" M.I.A 2004
- "Here's Your Future" The Thermals 2006
- "My President" Young Jeezy ft Nas 2008
- "Somalia" K'Naan 2009
- "Uprising" Muse 2009
- "I Need a Dollar" Aloe Blacc 2010
- "We Take Care of Our Own" Bruce Springsteen, 2012