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- Posted on Jan 4th 2012 5:00PM by Kenneth Partridge
The clip features Armisen, who played in punk groups before finding fame as a 'Saturday Night Live' cast member, on bass and Brownstein -- an indie-rock vet who's most recently earned plaudits for her role in the supergroup Wild Flag -- on guitar.
Joining them is Thao With the Get Down Stay Down singer Thao Nguyen, who hops on the mic and shows off her MC skills. Meanwhile, singer Mirah, Nguyen's partner in the duo Thao and Mirah, provides backup singing and rapping.
For the most part, the crew makes it through the tune with straight faces, and it's not until the very end that Nguyen breaks down and starts laughing.
"Thank you for indulging that," Brownstein says at the conclusion. "You guys are awesome."
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