If you haven’t seen it yet, Arcade Fire performed three songs on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. I don’t know what drug director Roman Coppola (son of Frank Coppola the legend behind The Godfather) was on, but the entire show was a trippy rollercoaster.
From the beginning entrance, skipping past James Franco in bunny costumes, until the closing credits, clay models of the band chilling on a beach with Tina Fey, the band was on a different planet.
Actually, some parts of the show were literally on a different planet. Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader did a skit from outerspace, commenting on the bands performance and Galifianakis yelling, “I went to one of your first shows and there more people on stage then in the audience. You don’t need three drummers!”
The songs, “Here Comes the Night Time”, “We Exist”, and “Normal People,” were played to an acting audience who seemed to be just as out there as the band themselves. Throughout the performance there were other cameos from Ben Stiller, Bono and Michael Cera speaking Spanish as a bartender.
However, the weirdest part of the show came when Aziz Ansari starred in a “Big Bud, Little Bud” skit that had absolutely nothing to do with anything. For those of you reading this article and asking yourself, “What the hell is this guy talking about?”…just watch the video. You probably still will have no idea what’s going on, because after watching the video for the third time I still don’t know what’s going on. But I can say that I was never bored for a second during the performance and can’t wait for their new album.
Do yourself a favor and watch the video above. Make sure to pick up their new album, REFLEKTOR on October 28th. It’ll be a wild ride. Check out the lead single for the album below.
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