Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Arcade Fire are bastards and they are hogging all the talent and ingenuity.

So I just stumbled across the new interactive music video (of sorts) for Arcade Fire's We Used To Wait, taken from their current album The Suburbs. It's... a bit... good. You enter the address or postcode of your childhood home and it mashes together images of some kid running through a pretty typical-looking suburban setting with images of (and here's where it gets... a bit... good) the place you grew up in. The images are taken from Google Earth and Streetview so maybe that's a bit creepy but whatever, it works. It's actually genuinely quite affecting. Seems best to download Google Chrome if you don't already have it (I didn't) but it's probably worth sparing the few seconds it takes. The results might even leave you feeling a little choked. Go on. Let it out.

I saw Arcade Fire headline the Main Stage at Leeds Festival on Friday and besides making every other band who'd played that day look like a Year 9 garage band, they also insisted on each playing a different instrument for almost every other song. Just because they could. It's not fair on the rest of us that they get to be so... fucking... good.

Make your own video for We Used To Wait here.You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hate yourself a little more for not being in Arcade Fire.

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(Via BeatCrave)

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