Last week Parquet Courts stopped by Late Night With Seth Myers to play new track “Black and White” which is off their upcoming album Sunbathing Animal (hear the title track here).
I heard them play the track earlier this year when they played at The Acheron in Brooklyn and it sounded just as fierce as it does on the Myers performance, only they have Fred Armisen (Myers bandleader) help out on guitar towards the end, which was very cool.
To support it they stopped by Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to perform “This Is The Last Time”, one of the many highlights off last year’s Trouble Will Find Me. They are supported by a string section, which only heightened the already mighty live version of the song.
That’s what I said out loud when I read that The National were booked as the musical guests on the March 8 episode of Saturday Night Live. Lena Dunham of Girls will be the host.
After all these years, it feels like a victory to see the band booked for SNL. They sure do deserve it. It will continue to push them towards a much bigger audience, something that they’ve been growing steadily with every year it seems.
No one deserves this more. Be sure to tune in or set your DVR’s. This is going to be awesome.
The other night Little Dragon stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to perform their new single “Klapp Klapp.” It’s off their upcoming album Nabuma Ruberband. The performance was great, sounding just as awesome as the recorded version of the track.
Last night David Letterman may have won late night tv for the rest of 2014. I don’t know if anyone else can out do the lineup he had last night: Louis C.K. and Arctic Monkeys. Hot damn.
Arctic Monkeys dropped in ahead of their sold out show at Madison freaking Square Garden on February 8 to play “Do I Wanna Know?” Nick is now sported a full on beard and Alex is still shaking those hips.
They’ve recently re-released the deluxe edition of their debut album Youth. Earlier in the week they stopped by Jimmy Fallon to play “Thunder Clatter.” It was their television debut, and they knocked it out of the park.
By Will Oliver, January 12th 2014 — with 1 comment
In case you missed it, here’s Parquet Courts incredibly air tight performance of “Stoned and Starving” on Jimmy Fallon last week. It made me even more excited to see these guys play in Brooklyn in a few days.
This week on The Colbert Report, Colbert is doing various Christmas carols with various artists. Last night Colbert performed “Silver Bells” with Matt Berninger and Byrce & Aaron Dessner of The National, as well as Gregg Allman.
Even if you’re not one for Christmas songs, you’ll still find enjoyment in this just purely to hear The National covering a Christmas song.