Scenes from the Suburbs

Scenes from the Suburbs

Grammy-winning Canadian band Arcade Fire and Academy Award-nominated director Spike Jonze have released the trailer from their short film, Scenes from the Suburbs.

The film is set to debut this Wednesday at the South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive music and film festival in Austin, Tex. It’s an extension of the band’s music video for the title track from last year’s The Suburbs (available below), depicting an ordinary suburb marred by a 1984-esque military presence.

And while Jonze directed the short, which will run about a half hour, Arcade Fire’s front man Win Butler and manager Scott Rodger executive produced the film, and Win’s band mate and brother Will co-wrote the script with Jonze.