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Arcade Fire Debut New Songs on SNL and Concert Special

Posted by - 10:43 PM on 09/28/13
Arcade Fire debuted four new songs in total from their upcoming LP Reflektor tonight. First they were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they performed the title track from the album as well as "Afterlife." Following that the band debuted "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and balls-to-the-wall rocker "Normal People" on a concert special broadcast by NBC immediately after SNL. The concert included a variety of pretty random celebrity cameos (including Michael Cera, Bono, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Zach Galifinakis and more) as well as a lot of bizarre but exuberant dancing both in the band and the audience alike. If you watched either SNL or the concert special, be sure to share your thoughts in the replies.

There is now video up from the performances. Check out "Reflektor" and "Afterlife" from SNL, and watch the full concert special here.
 
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11:07 PM on 09/28/13
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their songs on SNL were pretty sweet, and then the special was just fantastic. definitely excited for the new album.
11:28 PM on 09/28/13
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I don't have cable. I wish I saw it.
11:29 PM on 09/28/13
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I don't have cable. I wish I saw it.
NBC is a broadcast channel?
11:56 PM on 09/28/13
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this all sounds awesome.
12:19 AM on 09/29/13
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this is the most pretentious thing i have ever seen
get over yourselves
01:12 AM on 09/29/13
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this is the most pretentious thing i have ever seen
get over yourselves
04:58 AM on 09/29/13
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I hope they post the special. I was passed out by 1 and had no idea they had a special after.
05:03 AM on 09/29/13
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this is the most pretentious thing i have ever seen
get over yourselves

Ever? Really?
05:41 AM on 09/29/13
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I am going to love the shit out of this record.
06:15 AM on 09/29/13
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Mr Tickles, we get it. You think ADTR sucks because they want out of Victory. At least don't post about this in an Arcade Fire thread.

Anyways, haven't checked out the new songs yet, but will once they're put up.
06:46 AM on 09/29/13
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So god damn good
07:07 AM on 09/29/13
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this is the most pretentious thing i have ever seen
get over yourselves
07:14 AM on 09/29/13
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This was a cool move by NBC. But I guess they figured, "Well, this'll get better ratings than whatever other bullshit we're gonna throw on at 1am."
07:21 AM on 09/29/13
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Argh, 'Afterlife' is up on the NBC website but I can't find the special anywhere yet.

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