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[Watch] Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring "Despair" to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Yeah Yeah Yeahs paid Jimmy Fallon a return visit last night, supporting their latest album Mosquito with a performance on Late Night. Karen O, donning a shiny suit and a Michael Jackson t-shirt, led fellow bandmates Nick Zinner and Brian Chase through a subdued rendition of "Despair." Watch it below.

The outfit has also been busy filming a new music video for "Despair" atop the Empire State Building, making them the first band to do so. According to The New York Times, they received permission to film there in April. Funny enough, Anthony E. Malkin, the building's operator, said, "[t]he way I look at it is, why hadn’t this been done before? Credit to them for having the gumption to ask." When asked about the shoot, Karen O was left in a state of awe:

It’s definitely not just another cool day in the life of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was definitely an iconic moment. It’s hard to do something like that and not to feel like it’s symbolic – it’s like the American dream for us, singing your song on top of the Empire State Building, feeling like: man, where were we 10 years ago, when we were sitting around in some punk rock dive bar, thinking about what to name our band, and New York City, and now here we are at the top. It really felt dreamlike."

The video will premiere next Monday, June 24th, on Noisey.

[Watch] The Roots Cover "Get Lucky" on Jimmy Fallon, Rap Over Mario's Iconic Theme Song

Jimmy Fallon's suggestion box has led to some pretty iconic moments for the late night host, such as this highlight. This week saw not one but two awesome moments courtesy of requests from Fallon fans. First was the introduction of Black Simon & Garfunkel (aka ?uestlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas), who covered Daft Punk's radio-consuming single "Get Lucky" with quiet grace. The only downside is that the folksy cover lasts a minute and a half.

Next up was The Roots' frontman Black Thought. In honor of Video Game Week on Late Night, Mario's iconic 8-bit theme song gets a hip-hop reworking. Watch Black Thought spit fireballs over the theme below.

[Watch] The Flaming Lips visit Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

There's never a dull moment when that moment involves Wayne Coyne and last night was no different as he visited the studios of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. There with The Flaming Lips to perform Terror featuring track "Try to Explain", they also laid down a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes". Coyne was pretty much starkers for the performances. Before stripping off though he did seem to enjoy and entertaining game of pictionary with Fallon, Demi Lovato, and Julie Bowen. 

"Try To Explain" is above with the cover and pictionary shenanigans after the jump.

[Watch] Vampire Weekend Drop by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Mere days after performing on Saturday Night Live, Vampire Weekend made a return to 30 Rockefeller last night to grace the stage of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Celebrating the release of their new album Modern Vampires of the City, the band delivered crisp, practiced versions of "Ya Hey" and "Everlasting Arms." Watch the former above, while the web exclusive latter can be viewed below.

Modern Vampires of the City is out today, and we highly recommend checking it out.

[Watch] Deerhunter Debuts "Monomania" on Fallon

Deerhunter returned in a  ̶b̶i̶g̶ creepy way this past Tuesday, performing the title track from their recently announced sixth album Monomania on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The song saw the band return with a brash, raucous sound, and the performance was in every way memorable. Most notable was lead singer Bradford Cox, who donned a black wig and mangled fingers. According to Pitchfork, this is part of his new persona, Connie Lungpin. Check out the performance below, along with a stream of the iTunes quality version of "Monomania".

Monomania is out on May 7th.

[Watch] Tyler, The Creator Debuts New Song "Treehome95" on Fallon

Almost exactly two years ago, Odd Future made their television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This was back when OFWGKTA was blowing up, and it was one of the most memorable late-night performances in recent memory. Last night, Tyler, The Creator paid Jimmy a long overdue visit to promote his new album Wolf.

During his visit, Tyler debuted a brand new track titled "Treehome95", which saw him skillfully navigating a grand piano as Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj of the Danish duo Quadron delivered some stunning vocals. This led quickly into Tyler's already released single "Domo 23", with Domo Genesis joining him on stage for an awesome, energetic performance. Apparently Tyler didn't think so. Check it out below.

[Watch] Unknown Mortal Orchestra Make Late-Night Debut on Fallon, Perform "So Good at Being in Trouble"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra brought their unique rock stylings to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, making their late-night television debut with the II cut "So Good at Being in Trouble". Check out their fuzz-laden performance above (note: the video is only available to those living within the U.S.).

UMO's sophomore album II is out now on Jagjaguwar.