Uncategorized | 12:13 am | April 26, 2010 | By Yale Daily News

MGMT rocks out on SNL

If you can’t wait for Tuesday’s Spring Fling, enjoy this little teaser: MGMT performed on Saturday Night Live this weekend, playing two songs from their new album, “Congratulations.” Watch video below.

Unfortunately, music blog “Idolator” wasn’t too impressed with the performance. In a post titled “MGMT Offer Up A Too-Tame ‘SNL’ Performance,” blogger Robbie Daw said the group’s SNL appearance was surprisingly boring when compared with the band’s usual on-stage quirk.

From the post:

Sadly, recent Coachella performers MGMT did not surprise with a group of backing ukulele players or an electric eel being yanked out of Ben Goldwasser’s neck during their two-song stint on Saturday Night Live last night. Instead they rocked out pretty straightforward, uneventful renditions of their Congratulations tunes “Flash Delerium” and “Brian Eno.” (The least they could have done was gotten resourceful and armed host Gabourey Sidibe with a tambourine and employed her for a little backup shimmying during their gig.)

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