Over the last few weeks, The Arcade Fire have been having a bit of fun teasing the news that they will have a new album coming out this year. The band first posted a hand-written postcard addressed to “the internet” of a new 12″-single. Now today comes the official announcement from the Montreal-based act via another hand-written note proclaiming that they are currently in the “home stretch” of recording and have released pre-ordering details for their third full-length album to be called The Suburbs.
The album, which was recorded in Montreal and New York, will be hitting stores on August 3 and will be available in a variety of formats ranging from a $7.99 digital download to the deluxe double 12″ vinyl, that also includes the album in digital format and a limited edition screen printed poster for $44.99. All pre-orders will receive an instant download to their new single – Month of May and The Suburbs, which was released on vinyl today.