Music on TV This Week: Die Antwoord

When the South African hip-hop mystery that is Die Antwoord makes its network television debut Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live, there's bound to be a clear divide of love and hate among viewers. And that's just the way Die Antwoord's Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er would want it to be.Die Antwoord, whose debut $o$ was released last week, is essentially an art project from hip-hop provocateur Waddy Jones (Ninja), a sort of musical cousin to the work of Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat, Bruno). 'Zef style,' as it's now commonly called, is a manic, rave-inspired hip-hop mixed with a trailer-trash aesthetic. With rat tail haircuts, garish colors and thrift store rejected clothing, it's anti-fashion at its most polarizing, and Die Antwoord are so fully committed to the act now, it's becoming harder to call it, in fact, an act.The trio (the act also includes the Offensive Lineman-sized DJ Hi-Tek) has been involved with making a mockdocumentary style film entitled The Answer with these characters, chronicling the formation and leading up to their signing with Interscope. Rumors have it that early clips have been impressive enough to warrant Yo-Landi an audition offer from David Fincher for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (keeping with the Die Antwoord mystique, she naturally turned it down). Here's footage from their film, which also serves as a kind of music video for the track "Beat Boy:"Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, October 18

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: MGMT

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Maroon 5 (REPEAT)

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Gogol Bordello

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Weezer

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Justin Timberlake, Belle & Sebastian (REPEAT)

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Nas & Damian Marley (REPEAT)

TBS: Lopez Tonight: Neon Trees

Tuesday, October 19

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mumford & Sons

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Gorillaz (REPEAT)

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Frightened Rabbit

IFC: 360 Sessions: Daniel Merriweather

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: David Gray

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Robert Plant (REPEAT)

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Menomena (REPEAT)

Wednesday, October 20

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Die Antwoord

FUEL: The Daily Habit: As I Lie Dying

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: OK Go

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: John Legend & The Roots (REPEAT)

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Morning Benders (REPEAT)

TBS: Lopez Tonight: John Legend

Thursday, October 21

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: N.E.R.D. (REPEAT)

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Andrew W.K.

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Tommy Lee's Methods of Mayhem

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: The Cast of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (REPEAT)

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Japandroids (REPEAT)

Friday, October 22

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Tom Jones (REPEAT)

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Teenage Fanclub (REPEAT)

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Los Campesinos! (REPEAT)

SYNDICATION: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: One eskimO

Saturday, October 23

NBC: Saturday Night Live: Kings of Leon

PBS: Austin City Limits: Alejandro Escovedo, Trombone Shortydrake lelane

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