Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cool Sh*t!!- The Suburbs Music Video

It's been a great year for the Canadian-indie rock band Arcade Fire so far! The band has been turning out some pretty cool stuff since the release of their new album titled The Suburbs, putting them on the road to become much more than just a normal rock band. Immediately after the release of their new CD this past summer, the band preformed a live show at Madison Square Garden which was streamed live on Youtube and directed by Terry Gilliam. The band also announced they were working on a secret sci-fi short film project with director Spike Jones whom they've previously collaborated with on Where The Wild Things Are. A few months back, the band released a kind of interactive music video/short film directed by Chris Milk for their song We Use To Wait For It which ended up making an explosive scene on the viral space. Now, the latest goodie we've received from the band is a music video for their song The Suburbs directed by Spike Jonez which looks to be an excerpt from the sci-fi short film the band had previously mentioned. This is what Spike Jonez had said about the project earlier this year:

It’s not a video. It’s a short film; we’re still working on it. It’s like a science-fiction B-movie companion piece for the record. Basically, we played Spike some music from the album and the first images that came to his mind had the same feeling as this idea for a science fiction film I had when I was younger. My brother and I and Spike wrote it together, which was really fun– it was like total amateur hour. We shot it in Austin and a lot of kids are in the film, and it was great just hanging out with these 15-year-olds for a week and writing down all the funny things they said. It was cool to revert to being a 15-year-old for a little while.

Check out the video here!









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