Cali natives Young the Giant pulled off a fantastic cover of Gorillaz‘ “Empire Ants” on┬áMTV Unplugged the other day. Though their version keeps things pretty sedated until about 2:42, Young the Giant do a brilliant job of capturing the peaceful feel of the Gorillaz song before taking it up a notch with two sets of drums and a small strings section. Stream the cover below and watch the performance after the jump.

Empire Ants (Gorillaz Cover Live from MTV Unplugged)

Hit the jump to watch Young the Giant cover “Empire Ants”…