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DECEMBER 9, 2008

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Arcade Fire's "Neon Bible" and "Black Mirror"

Montreal art-rockers Arcade Fire have posted two excellent interactive videos on their website — and you can have more fun with them in five minutes than you’d get from a day’s worth of MTV.

In “Neon Bible,” the band’s lead singer, Win Butler, appears against a black background; click on his hands, mouth, and eyes to affect his voice and motions. In the “Black Mirror” video, you control the arrangement — lose the vocals, drop the bass, or (for a supercreepy effect) hear the string section all by its lonesome. The chance to connect with your inner Phil Spector — that’s creepy, too, but rewarding enough to make you consider music as a second career.

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