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Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch

In the realm of music videos, we thought we’d seen it all, from Bjork’s gorilla dentist in “Army of Me” to anime eyes on Lady Gaga in “Bad Romance.”

That was until Arcade Fire’s “The Wilderness Downtown.”

Set to the tune of their nostalgia-fueled single “We Used to Wait,” the new interactive online film takes you back to your childhood home through tech geekery and Google maps.

Multiple browser windows choreographed to the music appear like magic too, but like all videos its better watched than read about.

Tip: For optimal viewing, download Google Chrome and close other desktop applications.