Perhaps they missed crowding six band members on a tiny club stage. According to fan page Arcade Fire Tube, the Montreal group played a small secret show at Breakglass Studios on Saturday night in their hometown. Performing under the moniker Los Identiks, the band debuted new material described as “fun, dance-y and groovy,” with the addition of two percussionists. The Vine also reports that the 100-person audience consisted of “friends, strangers, randoms, [and] volunteers,” and included “art installations, costumes, party vibe.”
Drummer Jeremy Gara told Ottowa radio station CKCU in Oct. that the fourth Arcade Fire full-length would be released some time in late 2013.
Unfortunately, the band instituted a no phone/video/picture policy, leaving any dance-y, groovy Arcade Fire songs to the imagination. In the meantime, watch the band play an unreleased new track titled “Crucified Again” in New York in Oct.