Last time MGMT did “Time To Pretend,” this time they brought “Brian Eno” and their new, crazy-eyed guitarist/keyboardist James Richardson. The band aren’t as dressed up here as they were for their SNL appearance, but it looks like they wanted it to mirror their last Letterman performance by wearing similar (but much nicer this time) capes, and adding in another Doors riff into their performance. Watch until the very end, when Andrew VanWyngarden breaks a very tiny guitar against the amp.
Congratulations is out now via Sony/Columbia. The band also played an hour-long, web-only set for the Letterman audience. It streamed live on Letterman’s website last night: