We told you yesterday that the emo-pop all-stars in Death Cab for Cutie were planning a little stunt: Filming a scripted video for new single "You Are A Tourist," live, in a single take, and broadcasting it online via UStream. The first-of-its-kind shoot -- featuring what appear to be dozens of dancers and actors -- went down at 4 p.m. yesterday; now, of course, the resulting video is on the Internets for all to see.
Especially considering the choreography, the complicated lighting, and the set changes, this could have turned out way worse. So will this be a new thing for other bands? Some videos seem tailor-made for this sort of flowing, one-thing-after-another-concept -- we're thinking of Cee-Lo Green's "Fuck You," among others -- and to be sure, knowing it was all shot live adds a layer of impressiveness to this: