‘Scenes from the Suburbs’ is Spike Jonze’s short film based on the Arcade Fire album ‘The Suburbs.’ The film was co-written by Win Butler and his brother Will. The movie will be officially released on the deluxe version of the album August 2, but it’s streaming over at MUBI today and tomorrow only. Spike Jonzes last short film, ‘I’m Here‘ was pretty amazing, and I am always down for a darker look at the white underbelly of tranquil suburbia.
Director Spike Jonze teams up with Arcade Fire to create a thirty-minute short film inspired by their critically acclaimed album, The Suburbs, and its themes of war and coming of age in suburbia. Co-written by Jonze & Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Will Butler, this companion piece to the album follows the narrator, living in a suburban dystopia, trying to piece together fragmented memories from when he was a teenager, and his experiences with his friends as they grow apart.
My Best of 2012 Playlist by Eric Garneau
After being inspired by some friends, for the past few years I’ve been really into documenting my musical exploration with year-end mixes. I realize this is not a particularly novel thing to do, but hey, who has original ideas any more? Anyway, this has gotten even easier to do thanks to new technology like Spotify. read more