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Arcade Fire Debut “Afterlife” on Saturday Night Live

September 29, 2013

Arcade Fire dropped by Saturday Night Live last night for the first episode of the show's 39th season. The Canadian indie-rock superstars used their time on the program to debut a new song called "Afterlife," as well as play the title track from their forthcoming album Reflektor. The group also starred in a sketch based around a fake game show called "New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?"

We've got videos of both songs and the sketch, which features a Robert De Niro impersonation from Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. Reflektor will be released on October 29.

"Afterlife"

"Reflektor"

"New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?"

After Arcade Fire's appearance on SNL, NBC aired a 30-minute special entitled Here Comes the Night Time featuring the debut of three new songs from Reflektor, "Here Comes the Night," "We Exist" and "Normal Person." In addition to the music, the short film also contains cameos from the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Rainn Wilson, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Michael Cera, Ben Stiller and more.

And finally, here is Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul on stage with the band last night. He managed to sneak in a "yeah bitch" at the end, in classic Jesse Pinkman fashion. On the eve of the series finale of Breaking Bad, Paul stole the show on SNL last night appearing in the opening monologue as well as the Weekend Update segment.

Tags: afterlife, arcade fire, reflektor, saturday night live, snl

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