Published Aug 05, 2010With the band's Terry Gilliam-directed live concert webcast airing tonight (August 5) and their Spike Jonze-directed short film currently in the works, it's looking less and less like we're going to get any conventional music videos from Arcade Fire anytime soon. Gilliam has further cemented this notion by revealing today that he may be cooking up something much bigger with the band, and that tonight's webcast is just the beginning.
As The Playlist points out, Gilliam gave an interview to USA Today yesterday (August 4) in which he hinted that he and the Arcade Fire had big plans together.
"We talked about a future idea, which is really what I think this is aiming towards," the director said. "We're trying to find out [what that is exactly]. We know there's a future, but we're not sure what it is. [Laughs] And this is kind of a way of hanging out and getting to know each other. Of course, their music has always entranced me, it's blown me away."
The Arcade Fire's third album, The Suburbs, is out now, and according to Billboard, may nab the No. 1 spot of the industry top 200 albums. Industry sources predict The Suburbs may sell between 120,000 and 140,000 copies by week's end (August 8), and could take top spot so as long as Eminem, Lady Gaga or Bun B don't spoil the party.
A trailer for tonight's Madison Square Garden webcast is below, and you can submit photos of your suburb to be used as the band's stage backdrop here.