With the help of Final Fantasy...
Daniel Melia

15:31 27th June 2006

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Arcade Fire have given fans the first update from the recording of their second album revealing that they currently have 15 songs in the pipeline.

The band are currently shacked up in a renovated church in Montreal recording the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut ‘Funeral’.

Posting on the bands official website Win Butler wrote: "Just letting you know that things are going very well here in the studio. We have maybe 15 songs with little bits left to record and a few more we want to get to tape.”

“We are going to try and record a couple of songs in me and Regine's living room, because the drums sound so great in there...Feeling excited and inspired, learning to play all these new instruments...Well mostly Regine to be honest! It's gonna be really interesting how we're going to fit all of these new sounds in a tour bus."

Butler also revealed that they have roped in other artists including Final Fantasy’s Owen Pallet to help and that the band hope to have the use of a full orchestra at some point.

"This week we are recording a huge fucking pipe organ on 2 songs...what an incredible sound! Owen (Pallet - from Final Fantasy) is coming here to record with us in early July. There is talk of recording a few songs with a full orchestra in Budapest...The next couple of weeks we will be pulling our hair out."

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