Posted in TV | music on September 29, 2013

"New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?" / "live" from Club Salsatheque
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As you may know, Montreal's Arcade Fire are in NYC this weekend and were just musical guests for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and they played the title track from the forthcoming Reflektor, as well as "Afterlife" from the album. They also appeared in game show parody, "New Castmember or Arcade Fire?," that also featured host Tina Fey.

After SNL, the 30-minute NBC Arcade Fire special was not a live event, as some had speculated/hoped, but a pre-taped concert from, what appeared to be mostly shot at Club Salsathèque in Montreal (where they played earlier this month) that featured cameos from Michael Cera, Bono, Zach Galifianakis, James Franco, Bill Hader and others. New songs included "Here Comes the Night Time", plus "We Exist" and "Normal People."

No video has surfaced yet but we'll add when it's up. UPDATE: The videos of both SNL appearances and the game show parody are up now, and can be watched below.

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Arcade Fire - "Afterlife" on SNL

Arcade Fire - "Reflektor" on SNL

Game Show Parody Sketch

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Comments (60)

fart

Posted by smart bv comment dude | September 29, 2013 2:14 AM

That was entertaining. I enjoyed that. The special, not the fart comment.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 2:20 AM

Yes, agreed; fart

Posted by Nyesss | September 29, 2013 2:20 AM

incredible as always

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 2:31 AM

Tom Barclay played Barclay. He killed Earl K. White.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 2:39 AM

saw it. their performance was OUT THE DOOR.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 7:06 AM

It was too much of them. What it did was expose what terrible songwriters they are.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 8:27 AM

Regina is the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 8:31 AM

^^ holy fuck, I had my fill of her annoyance in 2004.

she should just become the children's theater teacher in Quebec she was destined to be

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 8:42 AM

actual lyrics to the new song they performed

chorus:

'We wanna work it out/
scream and shout/
work it out'

embarrassing

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 8:44 AM

VOGTFO

Posted by Jeff | September 29, 2013 10:32 AM

best band of this generation

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 10:43 AM

That was the first time I'd ever heard or seen Arcade Fire. It wasn't bad.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 11:00 AM

if you don't like them, might as well shut your mouth and not comment. Twats always think they know everything...

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 11:01 AM

The shark was jumped when Regina left the stage for her mime-session in the mirror structure off the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 11:11 AM

Yeah, if you don't march in step with the consensus and you can't just mouth the same opinions that everyone else is already saying then you shouldn't be allowed to have any input at all, right 11:01? Fascist.

Posted by Dave | September 29, 2013 11:28 AM

best band of this gentrification

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 11:45 AM

I thought it was good. And Here Comes the Nighttime is a legit GREAT song.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 11:56 AM

Disco mariachis

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 12:11 PM

11:45.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 12:12 PM

Sometimes when I'm alone at night I squirt jelly on my balls and my dog licks it off.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 12:18 PM

12:18 -- profound (and always on topic) comments like yours is what makes this site great. Please don't stop posting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 12:30 PM

1218 & 1230. Obviously same moron.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 12:53 PM

regina is lucky she got knocked up by the leader of the band because she is of no use at all. just awful.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 1:09 PM

the band is called the suburbs lol the song is arcade fire

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 1:19 PM

What kind of jelly 12:18?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 1:38 PM

this will be their best album yet

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 1:50 PM

^ That's what the Rolling Stone review said, for whatever that's worth.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 1:59 PM

These songs passed rather innocuously. This album will tie The Suburbs for their worst album.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 2:02 PM

Reflektor and Afterlife are already better than anything on Neon Bible so it will be far from their worst

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 2:54 PM

2:02, their worst is still waaaay better than pretty much anyone else's best at the moment. I'm not saying I agree with you, but even assuming you're right, I'll gladly take it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 2:57 PM

I always enjoy these guys' records, but it just bums me out so much every time I see them. They never pull it off.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 3:14 PM

Hey, the Beatles had their "Magical Mystery Tour"; seems only fair that AF can fuck one up, too.

That said, I hope the album's better than what we saw last night. Because *that* was 88.2 pretentious/wretched.

Posted by Anna Granfors | September 29, 2013 3:46 PM

Magical Mystery Tour is full of timeless songs

I guarantee you nobody will remember one song off this bland shit in one year

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 4:20 PM

How come none of the hipster hardcore bands have played SNL yet?

Vice Records doesn't have enough money to pay to get Off!, Adult Swim enough to get Cerebral Ballzy on there?

I could see Off! playing three songs per segment for six songs total and the audience going "WTF?!" especially at the sight of Keith Morris's arsenic-laced dreads he could contaminate the audience with flying around LOL.

Posted by D | September 29, 2013 4:26 PM

Arcade Fire: music to be oblivious to for people without attention spans.

Good job, Generation Cell Phone. Hope you're proud of the vapid meaningless void you've turned music into.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 4:35 PM

LOL, anyone need to hear some good music to cleanse the palette after that garbage?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErccRh9DGcg

Enjoy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 4:46 PM

^ No thanks. It was awful then and its awful now

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 4:55 PM

The video of them performing "Afterlife" is pure fucking entertainment. What the fuck!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 5:34 PM

fucking blazer party over here.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 5:41 PM

4:20–I'm referring to the Boxing Day "movie" of "Magical Mystery Tour", not the songs, which will always be amazing. (Not so sure about the songs in AF's "Magical Mystery Tour"–much less the "comedy" bits. I mean, BONO??!!

Posted by Anna Granfors | September 29, 2013 6:30 PM

Nice to see Darryl Hannah return to her Blade Runner roots in that Afterlife tune. Kinds looks like a dude now but I'd still hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 6:45 PM

446 That was supposed to be funny right?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 7:22 PM

426 WTF is a hipster hardcore band? As for Arcade Fire, looking forward to the new record. All of the new tunes sounded cool. Doubt it will be better than Funeral but should be better than the last 2.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 8:04 PM

RIP Arcade Fire

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 8:14 PM

8:04

Hipster hardcore: Off!, Cerebral Ballzy, Fucked Up

Any hardcore band most hipsters like.

These bands are considered the only viable hardcore by hipsters which is funny since hipsters don't have a clue about hardcore on the personal/social level outside the music alone.

Posted by D | September 29, 2013 8:35 PM

D wrote the rules of hardcore

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 9:26 PM

ITS D
hipster hardcore flee
ITS D
comment bout me
ITS D
clean up aisle 3
ITS D
ITS D

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 10:25 PM

10:25 wins

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 10:37 PM

835 So you coined this dopey phrase?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 10:40 PM

Wait, is it cool to like OFF? They're sort of "blackened", right? Looking for an informed opinion. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 10:56 PM

soo fucking cheezy. Hey Arcade Fire/James Murphy, David Burns on call waiting, he wants his sound back.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2013 11:28 PM

"David Burns"

really?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2013 12:02 AM

I read the comments before watching the video and I just did not understand the Regina hate. Yes, she is the weakest link in the band, but she is not that bad. Then I watched the video. Yikes, that was embarrassing to watch. Surely with all the members in the band, one of them must have said that performing in a mini hall of mirrors is not a good thing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2013 12:03 AM

David Burns (actor)
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David Burns
Born June 21, 1901
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died March 12, 1971 (aged 69)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1918-1971

David Burns (June 21, 1901 – March 12, 1971) was an American Broadway theatre and motion picture actor and singer.
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1 Life and career
2 Selected Work
3 Awards
4 Further reading
5 External links

Life and career

Burns was born on Mott Street in the Manhattan Chinatown of New York City. He made his Broadway debut in Face the Music in 1932, Cole Porter's Nymph Errant (1936) was his London debut, and he appeared in many comedies and musicals over an almost 50 year career. He won two Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, for his performances as "Mayor Shinn" in The Music Man and as "Senex" in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Burns introduced the hit song "It Takes a Woman" from Hello, Dolly as the original "Horace Vandergelder".

David also won an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series for his role of Mr Solomon in the 1971 TV episode (Hallmark Hall of Fame) "The Price".

He died on stage, of a heart attack, in Philadelphia during the out-of-town tryout of Kander and Ebb's musical 70, Girls, 70.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2013 2:25 AM

LOL, anyone need to hear some good music to cleanse the palette after that garbage?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ruEY4jbZJU

Enjoy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2013 6:10 AM

They need more people on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2013 9:20 AM

8:31, yes, you're right. I live there. It's beyond the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2013 4:17 AM

This band never stops surprising me.

Posted by Marlene | November 1, 2013 4:44 AM

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