Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire "Money + Love" (David Wilson, dir.)

A twofer of a video for Everthing Now tracks "Put Your Money On Me" and "We Don't Deserve Love." The "Money" side is a bit more fun, featuring a cameo by Toni Collette as the corporate exec who lures the band into crass commercialization — perhaps as a means to pull off a casino heist? — but the lonesome "Love" side might prove to be more resonant in the long run.

Arcade Fire Announce "The Reflektor Tapes" Film with "Porno" Video (Khalil Joseph, dir.)

"I'm not interested in something that's not all-in"...

Return to the Reflektor ball with Arcade Fire and director Khalil Joseph with this music video "Porno" and the corresponding feature-length film The Reflektor Tapes, chronicling the creation and subsequent tour in support of the group's ambitious 2013 album.

"Porno" is a haunting multi-layered piece, ping-ponging from bliss to chaos as it jumps from the recording studio in Haiti to an arena stage and back and forth again.

Arcade Fire "We Exist" w/ Andrew Garfield (David Wilson, dir.)

Off goes the hair, on goes the bra and so Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield's gender-swap journey begins...

A honky tonk crowd greets him with uneasy stares that, of course, leads to outight brutality. But, there's an escape hatch of music, even if it's just in his mind...  Soaring choreography transports him from the on-the-floor pummeling to a place where his tormentors are nothing more that a dance troupe ushering him to heaven, which in this case is a catharctic climax on-stage with Arcade Fire.

Hopefully he's also up there rocking with Hedwig...

Arcade Fire "Joan of Arc" (Craig J. Clark, dir.)

This is an unofficial music video I've created for Joan of Arc by Arcade Fire (from their new album, Reflektor). Footage from the following films was used in this video: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer; Jeanne d'Arc (1900), directed by Georges Méliès; and Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922), directed by Benjamin Christensen.

Arcade Fire "Afterlife" (Emily Kai Bock, dir.)

He sells flowers on a streetcorner all day, comes home for a spaghetti dinner, prodding his youngest son to speak spanish and his eldest to spare him a drive to his friend's house. At nightfall they all mine different dreamscapes, but she's at the center of all of them — only existing in their thoughts until they hopefully meet on the other side.


Arcade Fire "Leaks" Reflektor via YouTube with an Album Lyric Video

Here's a good idea on every level:

1) Almost every album leaks, so why not leak it yourself via YouTube? Especially if more kids listen to music through YouTube than any other service?

2) Why should lyric videos stop at just one song? Especially when your source material is the feature film Black Orpheus, thus providing ample material to take you through the whole album.

So, if you enjoyed the "Afterlife" lyric video, you should love this expanded version for Arcade Fire's entire new album, Reflektor...

Arcade Fire "Here Comes The Night Time" (Roman Coppola, dir.)

The stars came out for the Arcade Fire TV special that aired immediately after the band's Satruday Night Live premiere and is now streaming online via The Creators Project @ YouTube. James Franco, Ben Stiller, Bono, Aziz Ansasri, Eric Wareheim, Bill Hader, Zach Galafianakis and Michael Cera all make cameos in a sort-of late night variety show that's funnier, weirder and less serious than you might expect.

Not many bands have the clout to get something this iconoclastic on broadcast TV, but even fewer have the balls to take this kind of risk.