Church where Arcade Fire recorded Neon Bible and The Suburbs listed for sale
The church in which Arcade Fire recorded two of their studio albums has been listed for sale, according to reports.
The band recorded their 2007 LP Neon Bible and 2010 record The Suburbs at the building in Farnham, Quebec in Canada but, according to Pitchfork, were forced to leave the church behind after the roof collapsed. With the group now working on their fourth studio album in a new location, they posted an advertisement for the building on their Twitter account.
According to the listing, the building will cost $325,000 (£204,880), while the roof repairs would set the buyer back between $24,300 (£15,100) and $44,200 (£27,700). It says: "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. Offer here a unique setting to your project!"
Last month (December 7), it was revealed that Arcade Fire are currently working on their new album with James Murphy. The band's manager said: "They're in with James Murphy on three or 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."