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Arcade Fire has released a brand new music video for “Afterlife”. Also, Pharrell Williams broke records this week with his 24-hour clip titled “Happy.” We also have details on a tribute concert that is being planned for the late Lou Reed. All that and more below.

  • Pharrell Releases “Happy”: Pharrell Williams has released a 24-hour music video titled Happy. Since the video is so long, the track is played numerous times (360 in total). “Happy,” is off the soundtrack for Despicable Me 2. You can spend the next 24-hours watching the video at 24HoursOfHappy.com. Source: RollingStone
  • Lou Reed Tribute Show In The Works: An extensive Lou Reed tribute concert in New York is being planned. The show will feature a number of artists, including members of TV on the Radio and the Vaccines. The concert, named “Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memory of Lou Reed,” will take place this Sunday (Nov. 24) at Manhattan’s Bowery Electric. The following artists are set to perform: Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, the Vaccines frontman Justin Hayward-Young, Patti Smith Band guitarist Lenny Kaye and no-wave artist Arto Lindsay. Source: Billboard
  • Arcade Fire Releases “Afterlife”: Arcade Fire’s latest video is simply beautiful. Directed by Emily Kai Bock,  “Afterlife,” tells the story of a Spanish-speaking dad and his two young songs. The video shows the relationship between this family falling apart. There are some gorgeous shots. Check it out:

  • Lady Gaga Debuts “Artpop”: Lady Gaga released a new video for the title track off her new album Artpop. The clip shows the pop star posing and sometimes strutting in slow motion. And she’s not always wearing clothes. Check it out:

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