Despite various naysayers suggesting otherwise, it appears as if James Murphy is working on the new Arcade Fire album.

The information broke via an interview with Arcade Fire's manager in Music Week:

"the band is working with Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Davis 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."

More information when we have it.