It's true, the noise rock woman of your dreams and members of that Canadian indie sextet that made disco cool again are in a short film together. It is, as one might expect, deliriously creepy and gorgeous.
With equal bits Dali and Dada, the short film by Marcel Dzama, titled "Une Danse Des Bouffons (The Jester's Dance)," premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Kim Gordon stars in it, while Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Jeremy Gara, and Tim Kingsbury helped score the black-and-white bit of silent cinema.
“When this project came along, I thought maybe [Kim Gordon would] be interested and I asked her and she surprisingly said yes. So I was very happy,” Dzama explained to The Huffington Post last September. “There was actually a scene where I was going to have Kim sing a disco song in it. We made this whole disco song that was really great, but I got shy about asking Kim to sing. So then I didn’t put that part in the film.”
Well, we're pretty sure the men of Arcade Fire can make up for the lack of Gordon-crooned disco in their own brand of ethereal soundscapes. Check out the trailer for the Dzama masterpiece below. The music will released as a 7" via The Believer magazine. So we can all be excited about that.