Band recorded two albums in the church
michael baggs
13:19 20th January 2013

The church where Arcade Fire recorded two of their studio albums has been listed for sale, it has been reported.

The band’s 2007 record Neon Bible and 2010’s The Suburbs were both recorded in the building in Farnham, Quebec.

But according to Pitchfork the band were forced to abandon the church after the roof collapsed.

Arcade Fire are now working on their fourth studio album in a new location, and they posted an advertisement for a real estate listing for the building to their Twitter account on Friday.

“Anybody want to buy a church?” the post read, followed by a link to the real estate listing.

“Charming church which housed a small concert hall, followed by a recording studio also offering accommodation. Its architecture makes it a perfect location for an artist’s studio, a place of worship, a cultural, community or other organization,” the listing reads.

The building is on the market for $325,000 (£204,880), but with an additional cost for repairing the roof.

Repair costs have been estimated to be between $24,300 (£15,100) and $44,200 (£27,700), depending on the material used.

Before Christmas it was revealed that the band are working on their new album with James Murphy, founder of DFA Records and form LCD Soundsystem frontman.

The group’s manager said: “They’re in with James Murphy on three of so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs – that’s a good problem to have. There’s around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums-worth for sure.”


Arcade Fire performing live in Italy

Arcade Fire tested out new material with a secret gig in Montreal under the pseudonym Les Identiks before the festive period.

Mobile phones and cameras were banned during the performance, but the Arcade Fire Tube fansite reported that the new songs were ‘fun, dance-y and groovy’.

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