Via: The Guardian

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler is working on solo material for a potential album. The multi-instrumentalist brother of frontman Win Butler performed a full set in Brooklyn ahead of a possible LP release next year.

According to the website for Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right concert venue: “He’s currently finishing up his debut album.” At the subsequent gig, Butler played 10 songs of garage-y pop reminiscent of the Strokes, the Pixies and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. These included a loopy blues called Surrender and a melancholy piano track called Sun Comes Up.

A spokesperson for Arcade Fire confirmed the news: “[Win]’s working on tracks for release at some point in the future, maybe on [the band’s US label] Merge Records, and he keeps updating on their socials.”

According to ArcadeFireTube, Butler played guitar and synth at the show, accompanied by two female back-up singers. The same Arcade Fire fansite also reports that there are “pretty strong indications” Butler’s solo debut will be released on Merge. But “nothing [is] confirmed”, and Butler himself said that “God only knows” when the record will be released.

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