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In the clip for “Sprawl II,” you can control the dance moves of creepy suburban drones using your webcam, but there’s more to the video than just its novelty.
We spoke with Arcade Fire collaborator Vincent Morisset to find out more about how Dancing In The Sprawl was created. 

In the clip for “Sprawl II,” you can control the dance moves of creepy suburban drones using your webcam, but there’s more to the video than just its novelty.

We spoke with Arcade Fire collaborator Vincent Morisset to find out more about how Dancing In The Sprawl was created. 

longreads:

“For ‘Neon Bible,’ we met with a lot of dudes, but honestly it wasn’t that interesting,” Win says. “Merge is like the labels used to be, based on someone’s tastes and interest in music —”

“—instead of statistics and marketing,” Régine says.

“If you look at the Web sites of a lot of the majors,” Win goes on, “they’re selling everything — hip-hop, country, Disney soundtracks. It’s the throw-a-lot-of-garbage-at-the-wall —”

“— and-see-what-sticks strategy,” Régine says “But at least we got to stay in some nice hotels, didn’t we? And we ate good food for a month! And we didn’t lie to anyone either: Right from the start, we made it clear we’d never sign with them. I mean, why would we?”

By Darcy Frey, New York Times Magazine (2007)

Indie rock forever, guys.

(Source: The New York Times, via theatlantic)