Arcade Fire Teams Up With Spike Jonze For A Sci-Fi Film

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Following the announcement that the up and coming Arcade Fire’s performance in Madison Square Garden will be directed by Terry Gilliam, the Canadian band has now also announced working with Spike Jonze on a short sci-fi film.

A few details have emerged from Pitchfork magazine which just posted an interview with lead vocalist Win Butler about the collaboration with Jonze.
Butler told Pitchfork, “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…

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.”

The band’s third and latest album The Suburbs is set for release soon and already gaining extremely positive reviews from major music critics.

For more information please check up the article posted at Pitchfork this week.

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