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- Posted on Dec 16th 2011 10:35AM by Jason MacNeil
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The group posted a YouTube clip for the second version featuring seven people dancing in the streets wearing giant bobble heads representing each of the seven band members (one of whom even playfully grabs their crotch). "Oh hey guys, it's us, Arcade Fire, we just played our last show and we're dancing in the streets," frontman Win Butler can be heard saying in the clip.
"But on a serious note," he continues, "I know it's kind of late but we finally finished a video for 'Sprawl II' and here it is. 'Sprawl II,' hope you guys like it, but to make it work you kind of have to dance in front of your computer thing to make the thing work."
The new site sheds more light on how to interact with the cool video: "With the help of your camera, you will influence the pacing of the video with your movements. There are no specific moves, just dance with your hands. [Your computer] camera will detect the movement you are making. The crazier you get, the faster the video will go. If you stop, the action will be suspended and looped. Be sure that you are in front of the camera, that there is enough light in the room and no external movement in the background. Pump up the volume!"
Earlier in the week, Arcade Fire announced they were the executive producers behind a project to translate the BBC television series 'Planet Earth' into Haitian Creole. The first episode, 'From Pole to Pole,' made its premiere Dec. 15 in Port-au-Prince at the Ghetto Bienalle, with the voice-over provided by Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat. The series will be shown on Haitian television following a screening tour throughout rural Haiti that will bring the show to over a million Haitians.