music video: phoenix

sofia coppola directs “chloroform”!

by liza darwin



we first heard

that Sofia Coppola was teaming up with Phoenix for the band's new music video, we knew it was going to be good. After all, everything the director touch turns to pure, cinematic gold--whether it's

Virgin Suicides, 

Marie Antoinette, 


The Bling Ring. 

Not that Phoenix never needed any help or anything (they're doing pretty damn well on their own here) but today, Coppola added her magic touch to the French rockers' vid for "

Chloroform"...and yep, the result is gorgeous. It's not Coppola's first time collaborating with husband Thomas Mars, either (the group scored Somewhere, and The Bling Ring featured "Bankrupt!"), and fingers crossed the duo has more projects up their sleeves. 

The clip, which premiered at the MoMa website just now, is a dimly-lit performance vid that's interspersed with audience reactionary shots (hint: lots of tears). So grab the tissues, turn up the volume to 11, and watch "