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Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" Music Video Directed by Spike Jonze

Music Video: Arcade Fire Joins Spike Jonze For "The Suburbs"

When Arcade Fire's latest album, The Suburbs, came out this Summer, the title track was one of my initial favorites (and it remains in my rotation). Now "The Suburbs" has a music video, and it's a stirring collaboration between the band and director Spike Jonze. We take to the actual suburbs for the clip, and follow a group of teen boys as they ride bikes around a cookie-cutter housing track. Everything feels very young and freewheeling until the scene devolves into violence, and as the song reaches climax, we get images of police in riot gear, a home under siege, and a traumatic fistfight. Watch it now and let me know what you think.


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