Here’s a fanvid for Arcade Fire’s song “Joan of Arc” (from their new album Reflektor), using footage from classic silent films—particularly “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer). (As seen on Indiewire’s blog, The Playlist.) Also check out the live performance below!
Just in time for Halloween, They Might Be Giants release a free MP3 of the spooky-crazy song “The Darlings of Lumberland” from their most recent album Nanobots. Check out the TMBG-approved fanvid below, and look out for them on tour this fall!
Brooklyn-based band King Luan gives us all the facts we need to know about a surprisingly gnome-less Sweden in their quirkily funny (and Sweden-approved) tune, There Are No Gnomes In Sweden. Just one more reason to go Nordic. Also noted: Danes aren’t very tasty to gnomes. Who knew? EP now available on iTunes and Spotify. (via io9)
On Monday September 9th, the Canadian indie band Arcade Fire released two videos for their new single, Reflektor (featuring David Bowie on backing vocals): one interactive video, and one more traditional video. The second video has received almost 1 million views in 48 hours. The double album, Reflektor, drops October 29th. Watch the video below.
You’re On Fire is the latest song from They Might Be Giants’ 2013 album Nanobots to get the official music video treatment from the Brooklyn duo. Check out the Buzzworthy video below! TMBG will be touring throughout the fall. Directed by Hoku Uchiyama and Adam Bolt, and starring Lauren Lapkus from Orange Is The New Black. (via Laughing Squid)
Dear Mr. Watterson is a Kickstarter-funded film, exploring the enduring popularity and influence of “the greatest comic strip in the history of the universe: Calvin & Hobbes.” The trailer & poster are below, and it will be released in theaters & VOD on November 15th.
TMBG has totally reinvented their song Black Ops into a real barnburner—from their latest album Nanobots. Watch the video (recorded live at NJ’s famous music venue The Stone Pony) below.
UPDATE: The trailer has reappeared, but will probably be taken down again.
Ten mind-melting minutes of director Terry Gilliam’s upcoming film The Zero Theorem (starring Christoph Waltz) screened at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, AND the entire film is set to premier and compete at the 70th Venice International Film Festival—but you can watch the leaked trailer, Gilliam’s hilarious message to Comic-Con, and more below. There’s even a new clip available!
Moon Hooch has gone from busking in the NYC subways (where they were “banned from performing at the Bedford Ave stop off the L line in Brooklyn for ‘starting too many dance parties’”) to opening for acts like They Might Be Giants, charting on Billboard, and jamming with cows! Check out their mix of house, jazz and dubstep (which they refer to as “cave music”) in the videos below.
Be sure to watch in a room with the lights off to get the full effect! They Might Be Giants recently dropped a new video for their timely and surprisingly political song Black Ops (from Nanobots), which was written from the point of view of an amoral drone operator. (Contains some strobe effects.)