Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, two important Canadian duos came together. Montreal synth-funkers Chromeo were there to play “Sexy Socialite,” the new single from their forthcoming album White Women, and they conscripted the reunited Toronto noise-punkers Death From Above 1979 into duty as their backing band. I would’ve never thought that DFA 1979 could be that good at blurring into the background, but that’s exactly what they did here. Meanwhile, Chromeo also had a full gospel choir behind them, and one member of that gospel choir rapped. It was weird, like someone said, “Oh hey, Chromeo’s already massively gimmicky and flashy live show just isn’t gimmicky and flashy enough.” Check out the performance below.
White Women is coming soon, and “Sexy Socialite” is out on iTunes today.