MGMT’s most recent appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman happened way back in August, but the memory of that thoroughly bizarre performance lives on. For roughly three minutes, CBS viewers watched as Andrew VanWyngarden banged on a giant cowbell while the rest of the psych-pop six-piece played “Your Life is a Lie,” the second single from MGMT’s self-titled (and, uh, not awesome) third album. Now, the Congratulations outfit is giving fans the chance to stand in VanWyngarden’s place and play that very same oversized cowbell.
As Stereogum points out, MGMT are currently on tour and hosting a contest that will let you provide more cowbell (sorry) for “Your Life is a Lie.” Participating cities include Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and several more. Enter the competition by following MGMT on Instagram, then uploading an Instagram video of yourself playing along to any MGMT song. Be sure to use the hashtags #BiggerCowbell and #MGMT(Your city).
Take note: creativity and cowbell usage will earn you extra points. Find more details below, and head here for MGMT’s tour dates.