When Arcade Fire's latest album, The Suburbs, came out this Summer, the title track was one of my initial favorites (and it remains in my rotation). Now "The Suburbs" has a music video, and it's a stirring collaboration between the band and director Spike Jonze. We take to the actual suburbs for the clip, and follow a group of teen boys as they ride bikes around a cookie-cutter housing track. Everything feels very young and freewheeling until the scene devolves into violence, and as the song reaches climax, we get images of police in riot gear, a home under siege, and a traumatic fistfight. Watch it now and let me know what you think.
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