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MUSIC: Bowie And Tilda Tie The Knot, Plus Yeah Yeah Yeahs And Little Boots

David Bowie, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”

“Where Are We Now,” the first single from David Bowie’s upcoming album The Next Day, had a kind of sleepy, dreamy quality that, while gorgeous, had us wondering if the former Ziggy Stardust was mellowing into a kind of hypnotic crooner in his old age. Not so with “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” The album’s second single proves that Bowie is still bizarre, gender-bending rock god he always was. The Floria Sigismondi-directed video features Tilda Swinton as both Bowie’s devoted suburban wife and frenzied doppelganger. Androgynous celebrity demons and other Bowie look-alikes invade the couple’s sanitized and stylized domesticity in this creepy/sexy clip. This is the Bowie we all hope lives forever!