It appears that Arcade Fire will continue their tradition of taking three years to release an album, because drummer Jeremy Gara revealed that their fourth effort is tentatively due out in late 2013. That is, you guessed it, a full three years after their Grammy Award-winning third album, The Suburbs, dropped.

In speaking with CKCU 93.1 in Ottawa, Gara explained that the band isn't working within any kind of timeframe. They've been recording for the past few months, though, and said the following about the process:

"We are just working like we always have. We took a couple months off and we've been writing songs. Now we're in the studio pretty much full-time just doing what we do. And we kind of shut the door. We haven't really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven't done photos or interviews or anything. We're just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together."

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[via Pitchfork