Friday, April 28, 2006

The Arcade Fire: "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)"

This is a truly gorgeous video. With two major "sets", the video drifts between the dream world of animation and the real world (which is quite dreamy). The Josh Deu-directed clip features Monty Python-esque animation that follows each band members on their own little journey. One of the things I really like about the video is that while the video takes you between live-action and animation, neither one really defines itself as "seperate" - the animated world features a lot of live-action stills, and the real world is so dream-like that sometimes you forget where one starts and one begins. The song itself is so superb that when a clip comes along like this to accompany it, it's one of those cases where the song itself is improved by such a tremendous video.

Video: "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" - The Arcade Fire [iPod Compatible]
{Director: Josh Deu}