Yeah Yeah Yeahs Rep for Michael Jackson and Bring 'Despair' to 'Fallon'

Karen O pays tribute to the King of Pop via fashion choice

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Yeah Yeah Yeahs rained "Despair" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night (June 20), performing in support of Mosquito, the SPIN cover stars' fourth full-length, which also happens to be one of the 40 Best Albums of 2013 So Far. Unfortunately, the trio weren't supported by a gospel choir, a la their "Sacrilege" appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman earlier this year. Instead, Karen O and the boys kept the stage setup simple: guitar, bass, drums, and, of course, a shimmery gold suit with a Michael Jackson T-shirt underneath.

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