New U2 Before October?

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U2 have been busy at Electric Lady Studios in New York this past week putting the finishing touches on a new album, the band’s first since 2009’s“No Line On The Horizon.”

Rolling Stone reports the activity at the New York studio is where producerDanger Mouse was completing his mixing work on the new, untitled album, reportedly due before October.

U2 have been working steadily on this album since before wrapping their 2009-2011 world tour. They originally planned on releasing a second series of songs from the “No Line On The Horizon” sessions titled “Songs Of Ascent,” but it appears they’ve scrapped that idea in favor of fresh material. They worked briefly with Lady Gaga producer RedOne, but soon settled on Danger Mouse.

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“We very much want to have a record out by the end of the year, September, October, November; that kind of time,” Clayton said recently.“We’re working with Danger Mouse, who’s a smart guy. He’s on it; he’s excited. It’s a great team and feels very liberating at the moment – anything goes. We have an abundance of riches, we could make three or four different records and justify that to ourselves, but to make the best record you can, you have to steer away from the ones you can make easily. We’re really trying to get into territory that we’re not comfortable in. If that makes sense.”