[pullquote quote="To be included among such an acclaimed class of performers that have played before us is such an honor."][lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Young the Giant[/lastfm] are definitely having a stellar year. Their self-titled debut album is doing extremely well, this summer they toured multiple music festivals and opened for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Incubus[/lastfm], and now the Orange County natives will be featured on MTV’s Unplugged. Of the experience the band told Billboard.com: “To be included among such an acclaimed class of performers that have played before us is such an honor. We love playing acoustic stripped down sets so to be able to showcase it on such a legendary program and on such a storied stage is truly amazing for us.”
The five song performance includes songs, “Apartment,” “Cough Syrup,” “I Got”, and “Strings,” along with a great rendition of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gorillaz[/lastfm] “Empire Ants”. Up next watch them cover “Empire Ants” and tell us what you think.
You can watch the entire set on Unplugged.MTV.com. A 30-minute special will air on MTV networks at a later date.
So, what did you think of the cover?