Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Video for Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" (Album Due October 29)

Arcade Fire (iTunes Photo)
Arcade Fire has released the single "Reflektor" from its upcoming double album by the same name (due October 29 via Mercury Records) with a cinematic black and white video by Dutch photographer and director Anton Corbijn, who has also worked with U2 and Depeche Mode.  The serious treatment matches the epic, over seven minute track, based around a bizarre road trip by married couple (and new parents) Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. In a bizarre imagining, band members don large doll heads and baby dolls spill out of a casket, while lyrics talk about meeting "on the other side."  David Bowie makes a  cameo towards the end of this pulsing tune and the appearance of a sparkling mirrored disco ball could easily represent the LCD Soundsystem mastermind behind the new album, producer James Murphy. 

Earlier today, Arcade Fire posted on Facebook a free download offer with a preorder of the album, but better yet it yields early access to tickets for their upcoming world tour (hoping to finally check this band off my concert bucket list!)  The music is also available on iTunes here.