The indie band brought a more synth-based feel to the cut, which originally appeared on Pink Floyd's debut album, the Syd Barrett-fronted "The Piper At The Gates At Dawn." Evoking a nautical theme, MGMT performed in matching yellow chest waders amongst plastic lobsters, seagulls, and a lot of bubbles.
The performance was part of a week-long series of Pink Floyd tributes on the talk show, meant to coincide with the reissue of the seminal progressive band's entire back catalogue, including an expansive 6-disc box set commemorating their 1973 classic, "Dark Side Of The Moon."
Country singer Dierks Bentley continues the fun tonight on "Fallon," taking on the classic cut "Wish You Were Here." Pearl Jam will cap things on Friday (Sept. 30), with their rendition of Pink Floyd's "Mother."
The Shins opened Pink Floyd Week on Monday (Sept. 26), covering "Breathe" in their first national television performance in four years. On Tuesday (Sept. 27), Foo Fighters teamed with Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters to run through "In The Flesh."
On October 3, MGMT will release a hand-picked mix compilation entitled "Late Night Tales: MGMT," the twenty-fifth installement in a series that's featured artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim, and The Flaming Lips.