Watch A Sneak Peek Of Young The Giant’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Cover Of Gorillaz’s ‘Empire Ants’

2011 MTV VMA performers Young The Giant basically blew the roof of the Nokia Theatre this year with their crazy amped-up (and sweaty) performance of their soaring, stomping single “My Body.” But during their “MTV Unplugged” performance, presented by Starburst, we got to see a softer side of the California indie act. Young The Giant, with the help of a three-piece string section, slowed things way down with their ethereal cover of Gorillaz‘s Little Dragon-assisted B-side “Empire Ants” as their Contradictions Track.

Watch Young The Giant’s “MTV Unplugged” take on Gorillaz’s “Empire Ants,” and don’t miss their “MTV Unplugged” performance, featuring songs from their eponymous debut album, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. ET on Unplugged.MTV.com.