*Update: Watch this performance here.
Despite the ongoing debate about MGMT’s first single and now-streaming second album, Congratulations, there’s one thing I think we can agree on: these guys don’t take themselves too seriously. Sure, Jónsi prefers a somewhat less ironic take on Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser’s jams, but one look at their videos, promo pics, or lyrics, and a Lonely Island-helmed digital short seems all but inevitable. (Not to mention they’ve already worked with Andy Samberg’s girlfriend.)
On April 24th, MGMT are booked as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, followed by a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman on May 11, Gibson.com reports. The host for SNL is listed as “to be announced,” but we unfortunately know for certain that it won’t be Betty White.
On a speculative note, that SNL slot was set to coincide roughly with the official Congratulations release date, but a cryptic countdown on MGMT’s site has me wondering if they’ve moved it up to next week.