this is going to coincide with the re-release of the grammy winning (still awesome) record, coming in august. don’t wanna wait? neither do i. here’s spike jonze’s 30 minute opus that accompanies the record.
the project that arcade fire and spike jonze were collaborating on has bolstered into a full-blown short film entitled scenes from the suburbs and will premiere next month at the berlin film festival. win butler described the project as a “science-fiction B-movie companion piece” to the band’s latest album.
in this short but emotional clip, set to the title song, a group or suburban ragtags on two-wheelers play out an picturesque adolescent summer, oblivious to the ever encroaching proximity of the military until their lives turn to sheer anarchy.
last night’s arcade fire show in philly sure had a surprise in the form of a cover of jay reatard’s “oh it’s such a shame.” rest assured that the late great punk rocker never sounded more “stadium” than he does in the hands of the arcade fire.
also, frontman win butler sat down with pitchfork to talk about their terry gilliam helmed webcast this thursday from msg, as well as working with spike jonze for that mysterious short film of theirs. check that out here.
i’m sure by now you’ve seen the video for we were once a fairytale (scroll down). this is the remix playing during the dance floor scene of the video. 1/2 of N.A.S.A. is sam “squeak e. clean” spiegel, who happens to be none other than spike jonze’s (director of wwoaf) brother. this remix >>>> N.A.S.A.’s album.
funny, i was just complaining about the disappearance of this video the other day. amongst all this where the wild things are hype, spike jonze and kanye had teamed up many many months ago (you can tell by ye’s fro) and shot a short film based around “see you in my nightmares.” kanye unleashed the video on the blog roll just a few hours ago.
this is hands down – the most bizarre and morbid thing he’s ever done and will probably ever do in his career. 10 minutes after watching it, i still have no clue what to say about it.
all you cuties with an ipod enjoy this .mp4 my homie linked me to:
the pitchfork folk sat down with hyperrealist director spike jonze following a screening of where the wild things are to discuss his approach to the classic children’s tale, working with author maurice sendak, and the method of carrying the childlike emotions of his personal being to that of the monster-king protagonist of the film.
also after the jump you can stream the entire where the wild are ost.
i know in internet terms of time, this is far from new. i kept seeing it, and kept spacing on posting. maybe i assumed sb would post it. or i was just drunk. whatever. anyway, the track is the lead single from the soundtrack for everyone’s most anticipated movie of ’09, where the wild things are. o also composed music for the rest of the soundtrack as well as co-produced it.
“all is love” seems like quite a powerful embodiment of the spirit of the movie. it was recorded with an untrained children’s choir and with assistance of “the kids”, which consists of yeah yeah yeah’s bandmates brian chase and nick zinner along with members of deerhunter, queens of the stone age, the racounteurs, liars, the bird and the bee, and more. definitely pleased with the results and looking forward to the rest of the soundtrack, as well as of course, the movie itself.
so the trailer for the movie is officially online, and everyone is about to get stoked and fall in love with this movie. as one of millions and millions of kids who loved this book to no end growing up, this will be one of the best films ever.
i can’t embed it, but head to apple and watch the trailer in HD here. get excited.