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Watch: Arcade Fire's Post-SNL Special

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Arcade Fire and a slew of guest stars played an after show last night after SNL’s season premiere.

Watch: Arcade Fire's Post-SNL Special

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Last night's season premiere of 'SNL' was a mixed bag. There were some fine singular moments here and there, but overall it was like many other forgettable episodes that have come before it. A few of those moments came from musical guest Arcade Fire, who not only played two pretty fabulous songs, but also appeared in a sketch where host Tina Fey had to choose who was a new cast member or a member of the large group.

The real fun came after the show though, where the band was part of a special called "Here Comes The Night Time" that was directed by Roman Coppola. The band played 3 songs in a mix of live and pre-recorded bits of video and plenty of cameos were made. Here's what I counted: James Franco, Ben Stiller, Bono, Michael Cera (speaking fluent Spanish), Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis and Rainn Wilson (with an odd "Call of Duty" helicopter crash aerial view to end things). So counting the live show and the post show, the band played five songs that will be on the upcoming album Reflektor. You can hear James Murphy's influence so much in these songs, and his work adds a whole new dimension of fun to their songs.

Check out the special in its entirety below and then download the three songs they played here (from the band themselves). This album can't come soon enough.

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