Spilling the beans on the XFMs O2 Evening Show, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler told guest-host Eoghan McDermott that the band nobody apparently knew existed plans to write for about a month, a month-and-a-half before heading to Europe to play shows including one for 60,000 fans in Londons Hyde Park. And while Arcade Fires plans havent completely fleshed themselves out yet, The Black Keys seem to have a more concrete agenda in mind.
Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach are set to begin recording the follow-up to Brothers in their new hometown of Nashville as soon as March. Auerbach said he relocated to Music City U.S.A. where hes just finished construction on a new studio for a change in scenery, but that he doesnt know whether or not his new digs will affect the Keys sound.
Im still listening to the same weird shit and searching for different sounds, he told Cleveland.com, All that stuff [probably] influences me more than my surroundings. He added that hes really excited about recording and that if all goes well, then we may have the album by the fall. Thats all good and well, but in the meantime, you can catch both Arcade Fire and The Black Keys (along with a host of other big names) at this years edition of Bonnaroo.