This past Coachella featured a slew of collaborations between bands and The Creators Project. For Arcade Fire, the end result was a light show. Interpol, on the other hand, got themselves a David Lynch-created animation, which served as the visual backdrop when the band performed “Lights”. Now, said animation, titled I Touch A Red Button, is available for your own viewing above (via Matablog).
Interpol shared the backstory with The Huffington Post:
This year’s Coachella festival was on the horizon, and we had already begun working with some visual artists on developing a unique stage show for the occasion — and thought Lynch could be the perfect contributor.
Again, we met him in LA — this time in a screening room. With all of us facing forward at a blank screen, there was much neck-craning. We told him our ideas and what we were up to, and he volunteered he had a little character that perhaps we’d find interesting. “I Touch A Red Button Man,” was his name. He was literally just a sketch on a sheet of paper.
“Say no more!” was our prompt reply.
“What’s say we send you a track — you give it a listen-to, and maybe The Red Button Man can appear with us onstage somehow, and push his red button?”
We decided to send him our song “Lights” which we usually perform under red lights — as it seemed a fitting match. And thus this short clip was born.