Coming in at just over 22 minutes, this new video from Arcade Fire is more like a sketch comedy show than a music video. It was directed by Roman Coppola, and has cameos by a slew of people, including Bono, Ben Stiller, Michael Cera, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Rainn Wilson, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, and I’m sure many others that I’ve already forgotten. But in the end, it’s still a delivery mechanism for some new music from the band, off of their forthcoming album Reflektor, which is due Oct. 29. The songs “Here Comes The Night Time,” “We Exist,” and “Normal Person” can all be heard within the video.
I wasn’t a huge fan of The Suburbs, the band’s last album, but from what I’ve heard already, I’m very excited for this new album.