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Spike Jonze, Greta Gerwig, and Arcade Fire Teamed Up To Fill Our Indiest Needs


On Sunday, the YouTube Music Awards came into existence as an exciting, new way of talking about shit we saw on YouTube. As was expected, all the night's biggest music awards went to "guy whose acoustic cover is for some reason showing up listed higher than the actual song you're looking for." But more relevantly, director Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire teamed up again for a music video staged live at the event. It involves indie darling Greta Gerwig dancing around carefree, because beyond being our new Parker Posey, she is also our new Christopher Walken.

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  • March 15, 2011
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  • April 21, 2010
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