The Arcade Fire, about whom we’ve heard little these days, will release a DVD of their new documentary Miroir Noir next Monday, December 15. (Go to miroir-noir.com for the trailer.) NME.com is reporting that the 70-minute film, directed by the band and Vincent Morisset, chronicles the making of the Arcade Fire’s massive 2007 record Neon Bible and includes a number of “short films” made by the band. There is, of course, a deluxe edition, and it features Arcade Fire’s live television performances, including their appearances on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and SNL. Should you not have the cash for the DVD, and who does these days, you can see the whole thing online on Monday.
And speaking of bands that have made films, the Flaming Lips—fresh from the release of their supercalifragilistic Christmas on Mars—have just been announced as the Sunday curator for next year’s second annual ATP New York festival. The event, slated to take place September 11 through 13, will once again be held at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, where last year My Bloody Valentine made their first North American appearance in a decade. Though the Lips have yet to announce who they’ll be bringing along with them, both Autolux and Black Dice have been added to Saturday’s ATP-curated lineup. They join Anti-Pop Consortium, Atlas Sound (featuring Bradford Cox of Deerhunter), Animal Collective, and Panda Bear. On Friday, you can catch David Cross on the comedy stage, while Suicide performs their self-titled debut and Dirty Three runs through Ocean Songs.