If the writing on the wall is to be believed, Arcade Fire’s fourth album will go by the name Reflektor.
The Canadian group’s follow-up to 2010’s The Suburbs appears to have been teased with a street art campaign, with walls in cities around the world daubed with a circular graphic containing rune-like letters spelling out ‘reflektor’. Examples of the graffiti are being collected on Instagram, and a video of the same image has appeared on a new website, TheReflektors.com.
While the news has not been confirmed by the band, street artists have reportedly confirmed that it involves Arcade Fire. Footage of the graffiti was also screened during sets at Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend, according to Gigwise.
Arcade Fire had previously announced the new album via a tweet to a fan, revealing 29 October as its release date. We also know that the record was produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and could be a double LP, after the band’s manager revealed they had completed around 35 songs.
Last week Arcade Fire announced their first live shows of 2014, travelling to Australia and New Zealand for the Big Day Out tour, and they’ve also contributed a song to an album of Peter Gabriel covers alongside avant rock elders Brian Eno and Lou Reed.