As we overcome the disappointment in the pile of caca that the Pixies released as their first EP in 20 years, another critical darling, a bit closer to their prime, dropped some new music that actually lives up to our expectations. On September 9, Arcade Fire released their new single, "Reflektor," accompanied by two music videos. As always, the Montreal band had one foot in the past and another in the future.
The past is in black and white, and the clip looks like it could have been on MTV when the station ran videos. Probably because it's directed by Anton Corbijn, who did many of the old U2 and Depeche Mode videos. The future is the second video, which was directed by Vincent Morisset, which allows viewers to manipulate the images on their smart phone or dumb computer, but only if annoyingly using Google Chrome (check it here).