It’s hard to make much of a splash on a late-night talk show—even the best performances tend to be pretty by the book—but last night Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox brought a touch of the theatrical to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Sporting a ratty black wig, a flashy spotted shirt and some bloody gauze on a few of his fingers, Cox led his band in a spirited rendition of the title track to Monomania, the group’s highly anticipated new record. As the dreamy garage-rock song built to its tape-loop-filled climax—nice “cut to the tape recorder” moment at 2:50—Cox makes his grand exit. It’s a pretty great moment. Check it out below.
You know you made an impression when even Black Thought (of Fallon house band the Roots) tweets about your performance.
— black thought (@blackthought) April 2, 2013
Monomania comes out on May 7 via 4AD. The band also released the studio version of the track on iTunes last night, and you can stream it below.