By at 5:59 PM Sunday, November 14th 2010


Arcade Fire Rock Well At SNL, Yell At The UN

Arcade Fire, Music


It was a rare night of triumph for Saturday Night Live yesterday, as the laughs outweighed the crickets for the first time in many weeks thanks to three-time host Scarlett Johansson and Arcade Fire, returning for a second appearance as musical guest.

We could go on about how Scarlett was a trooper, appearing in damn near every skit on the 90-minute show, but we’re not a TV site or a celeb-stalker site, no matter what Taylor Momsen or Hayley Williams tells you. We’re here for the spicy-hot jams, so check out Arcade Fire’s first performance, a stirring rendition of We Used To Wait:

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The night’s Digital Short also utilized the band, this time to produce another whack-ass music video with Andy Samberg that bordered on entertaining. When Samberg’s model UN team gets invited to give a presentation on world history to the General Assembly, they instead launch into a rap about all the world’s atrocities against humanity. Ever the activists, Arcade Fire storms the UN to help out, resulting in a shirt-ripping New World dance party – all being broadcast on MSNBC.

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Also check out their performance of Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) from their fantastic new album, The Suburbs.

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If you’re really hooked into the Arcade Fire video world now, check out their cool little interactive hometown video for We Used To Wait.


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  1. MichaelPG says:

    That show was painful.
    What the hell happened to Scarlett Johansson’s face and tits?
    The most meaningful line was her last line on the final skit:
    “Get gotta get yaself a ceramic bust.”
    I hate fake tits, but…. it was just so ironic, awkward and hilarious.

  2. Elijah's Rain says:

    I was hoping for instrument destorying like in the good ole days but it was still sick.

  3. zoopster says:

    Yeah Scarlett seems fundamentally changed somehow, can’t quite put my finger on it, maybe lost some serious weight? Plastic Surgery? Whatever it is just looks wrong. Kinda like Jenna Jameson-post-surgery-wrong.
    Arcade Fire were definitely impressive.
    That Digital short made me chuckle.

  4. Rory Biller says:

    Scarlett shit is still ridiculously hot…I prefer the way she looked when Lost In Translation came out…but she’s still a babe!

    Beyond that…that was kind of a boring performance.

    Regine was way off during Sprawl II. It sounded like she couldn’t hear her own voice.

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