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Sep 29, 2013

Arcade Fire Performs ‘Afterlife’ On SNL, Early Twitter Reactions Are Positive

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Famed alternative music group Arcade Fire appeared on last nights season premiere of Saturday Night Live (SNL) and fans were quick to discuss the groups new song “Afterlife.”

The song is the second single from the groups upcoming Reflektor album which will hit store shelves on October 29.

Arcade Fire performed “Afterlife” and the albums self-titled track before heading off to play at NBC’s live post-SNL show.

Critically acclaimed groups often face criticism and support from their fans when a new track that departs from their traditional sound surfaces. In this case Arcade Fire has managed to receive a good amount of support. Here are some of the first tweets that arrived following the song.

Positive Reviews of Arcade Fire’s ‘Afterlife’ Single

Reserving Judgement Following ‘Afterlife’ Performance On SNL

Some fans have reserved their judgment over the sound by pointing out that Saturday Night Live isn’t historically known for featuring a musician friendly stage.

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Here’s the groups performance of “Reflektor” which debuted the same night:

The group even appeared in a new Tina Fey starring skit about a gameshow called “New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?”


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