Leigh MichaelSaturday,5 October 2013

The Snap:

Arcade Fire and Roman Coppola recently collaborated to create “Here Comes the Night Time.” A product of The Creators Project, the film spans 22 minutes and was filmed during secret concerts at Montreal club La Salsatheque. You can watch the video below.

The film’s featured songs are: “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” “Here Comes the Night Time,” “We Exist,” and “Normal Person.”  The special concert series initially aired after Sunday’s season premiere of SNL.

Arcade Fire’s fourth album, Reflektor, is due out on 29 October; you can preorder it here.

The Download:

I might as well get this out of the way: Forget the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. The IMDB trivia on Roman Coppola will blow your mind. He’s the cousin of Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage, he directs all of The Strokes’ music videos, he was little Sonny Corleone in The Godfather…. The. List. Goes. On. And yeah, yeah — he’s the son of Francis Ford Coppola. But he also co-directed The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, and a host of other greats. “Here Comes the Night Time” is another goodie to add to the list.

So, the concert series is pretty funky — but this is to be expected from something out of The Creators Project. The performances kick ass, serving as a testament to why Arcade Fire has become such an explosively popular band since their inception in 2001. They aren’t the product of studio edits and generous effects. They’re just…. really good.

The film is also a scavenger hunt of celebrities, featuring Michael Cera, Bill Hader, James Franco, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Stiller, and Bono.

The video speaks for itself. Clear 20 minutes out of your day, sit back, and enjoy. Arcade Fire nailed it yet again. Then you can watch the awesome video for “Reflektor” that the band released earlier this month. It’s gold!

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Hat Tips:

The Creators ProjectIMDb, Arcade Fire, Image Credit: Flickr

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