Arcade Fire is releasing a full-length feature film on the making of their album, Reflektor, on September 24th. The Reflektor Tapes is directed by Kahlil Joseph, whose previous work with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus garnered critical acclaim. The film will feature footage from Arcade Fire’s tour, impromptu gigs, trips, and recording sessions. Watch the trailer and a portion of the film below!
Spike Jonze has done it again! Breathing new life into awards shows by directing a live music video for Arcade Fire and a million other things at the recent YouTube Music Awards (that nobody watched). The slow reveal of the award show itself is perfect. Loved Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha, and she does a great job here.
Did any of you watch the award show? What did you think? It was really rocky at times but it was also kind of brilliant. From the Tyler the Creator performance to the Lena Dunham short, there was an energy to it all that Saturday Night Live and late night talk shows just don’t have. If you missed it you can watch the whole show here.
Watch “Afterlife” below! Props to the camera operator!
“Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” by Arcade Fire. There are actually two versions of this video directed by Vincent Morisset. If you’ve got a webcam and a fast internet connection the interactive version of this video is spectacular. You can see it, here. Watch the regular version below!
Miroir Noir, Arcade Fire’s film chronicling their tour and making of Neon Bible has been available as a digital download since last month, and now the physical dvd and limited edition version are set to be released. The film was directed by Vincent Morriset and shot by Vincent Moon (two of my favourite Vincent’s – honourable mention: Tom Cruise in Collateral). Here’s a taste: