Photo of Arcade Fire's Win Butler & Régine Chassagne by Theo Wargo

Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara says the band has finished recording their new album and some of the music—if not the full record—could be out by April.

In an interview with Red Bull Poland, Gara said a 2017 release is definitely part of the plan, but he was careful to emphasize they are “still mixing and trying to decide which songs will end up on the record," noting they recorded significantly more material than what will actually appear on the album.

Following the handful of festival announcements in recent weeks, Gara also said he believes Arcade Fire will be touring rather extensively in support of the forthcoming LP.

"I don’t know where we’re going to play; I don’t know when we start or when we finish,” he said. “From my perspective, it looks like Arcade Fire starts in April and finish around April 2019.”

Arcade Fire's Will Butler said last summer he also anticipated a spring album release. The band's new record is one of Variance's 50 Albums to Watch for in 2017.

October marked three years since the release of Arcade Fire's last album Reflektor.

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