Saturday Night Live continued its indie streak last night, welcoming Mom + Pop Records’ own Sleigh Bells to the program. Showcasing their sophomore LP Reign of Terror, the Brooklyn duo punched out “Comeback Kid” and “End of the Line”.
The episode also featured a skit where various celebrities visited Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter, including Prince, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who was impersonated by Justin Timberlake. Said Vernon on Twitter: “holy shit, i was just watching SNL and JT did a Bon Iver hilarious thing! Also, Maya Rudolph saying “bon iver” is enough. I can die now!!!… JT! SNL peeps… that was hilarious. Armisen as prince… Also, i WISH i looked that good bald. That was it… the most surreal thing! ever!”
Watch the video replays below.
“End of the Line”:
Blue Ivy Carter skit:
Reign of Terror officially arrives February 21st via Mom + Pop, though you can stream it now at NYTimes.com.