Monday, September 9, 2013

Video of The Week: Arcade Fire (With David Bowie)

Well, it's 9/9/9PM...

In this day and age, you'd think Arcade Fire might have had a hard time keeping a lid on its activities, but no. First they stopped dozens of weekend online leaks of their new single Reflektor, then had David Bowie refrain from confirming that he is, in fact, the man providing background vocals (he is, he confirmed it past 9 on his Facebook page) and released all their singles at 9, precisely the same time they were set to hit the stage at Salsathèque.

And now we learn they've been more than active on multiple fronts: their album is still hush-hush, but in addition to this week's feature directed by esteemed photographer (U2's The Joshua Tree album cover, videographer (many by U2 and Depeche Mode, Nirvana's terrific Heart-Shaped Box) and filmmaker (the Joy Division biopic Control) Anton Corbijn, which I'll post right here:

There is also an online/phone app/documentary/art installation directed by Vincent Morisset and developped by Google (thus, it works best using Chrome and Android) which, when watching while having both the phone and a webcam on, produces weird effects inside the video (more information at It was shot in Haiti.

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