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WATCH IT: Arcade Fire’s Haunting New Video

Spike Jonez directs terrifying dystopian nightmare for the song "The Suburbs"

By: Kevin O'Donnell // November 19, 2010

Word leaked out in April that Spike Jonze was directing a short film for Arcade Fire based on a story-line about “friends growing apart.” Last night, that short film premiered online – and it’s a frightening dystopian vision set to the track “The Suburbs.” Watch it below.

“The Suburbs” looks innocent enough at first: a band of kids hang in their peaceful Texas suburb, firing off b.b. guns and cruising on their bikes. But as night falls, things take a dark turn as a rifle-wielding army overtakes the town under martial law. The whole friends-growing-apart element comes into play near the end, with a graphic, blood-soaked beatdown inside a fast food joint.

WATCH: The Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs”


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