El-P is a man who knows how to seize his moment. So when he rolled through Conan last night to promote his album of the year contender Cancer For Cure, he didn’t just bark out a song with a couple of hypemen beside him. Instead, he performed with a gloriously be-hoodied Zola Jesus, an full band, Conan’s entire horn section, and a percussionist in a sea captain hat, all of them working to turn “Works Every Time” into a magnificent larger-than-life noise-rap pileup. Watch it below.
Cancer For Cure is out now on Fat Possum. Zola Jesus isn’t actually on it, but maybe she should be?