The eerie meets the tropical in new clip, gigwise.com reports.
Arcade Fire have teased fans with a short preview clip of a new song from their upcoming album, Reflektor. Watch the video for ‘Awful Sound’ below.
The band posted the clip on their Vimeo page, with more expected to follow. It shows the band recording in the studio along with footage of their recent trips to Jamaica and Haiiti. The sound has an eerie motorik feel, similar to Boards Of Canada, but lifted by the tropical influence of their recent trips abroad.
Reflektor is due out later this month, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the Canadian indie heroes revealed what went into making their hotly-anticipated fourth album.
The band spoke of their ‘life-changing’ visit to the earthquake-devastated Haiti, where singer Régine Chassagne’s parents grew up, visiting hospitals and playing a show in the remote village of Cange. They also went to Haiti’s Port-au-Prince’s annual Carnival, which frontman Win Butler described as a bizarre but inspirational exerience.
“There’s people dressed up as slaves with chains and black motor oil all over their faces,” said Butler. “There’s big fire-breathing dragons that shoot real fire at the crowd, and everyone is trying to hide. Wearing a mask and dancing, I felt less of a break between the spirit and the body. It really makes you feel like a hack being in a rock band.”
Butler added: “I’m really excited to hear what the band sounds like in a year, after we’ve got a bunch of touring under our belt. “We were really changed by those experiences in Haiti and Jamaica. I was like, ‘Oh, shit, we could be really good. We could get good at this music thing.”
Reflektor will be released on 29 October, 2013.
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