Watch some of Tomorrow's Verse's favorite artists hit the promotional late-night television circuit.
1. Ty Segall on Conan
Prolific garage-rocker Ty Segall is returning with a new album, Freedom’s Goblin, out in January, and stopped by Conan’s show to debut a new song, “Fanny Dog.” “This song’s about my dog, Fanny,” he awkwardly says before breaking into the bombastic track, which includes a full horn section in addition to his usual band. It’s the kind of explosive hard rock that doesn’t make it to late night television nearly enough.
2. The National on Ellen
Still supporting Sleep Well Beast, amongst this year’s best albums, The National stopped by Ellen to perform “Day I Die.” Featuring roaring percussion and jagged guitars beneath distinctive baritone vocals, it’s everything we love about the band.
3. Hiss Golden Messenger on Late Night with Seth Myers
Americana masterminds Hiss Golden Messenger made a rare late-night appearance to perform “Domino (Time Will Tell). The soulful performance is made whole by background singers, horns, piano, organ and, of course, stellar songwriting.
4. Beck on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
After some significant hype from Fallon himself, Beck performed the infectious “Up All Night.” The party anthem is fleshed out by a large backing band that manages to recreate the complex production of the studio track.
5. St. Vincent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
St. Vincent showed up at Trevor Noah’s show for a performance and interview. While her “Los Ageless” performance is excellent, her interview is the true gold here, where Annie Clark’s humor and wit comes through in full while discussing MASSEDUCTION.
6. St. Vincent on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
In addition to her appearance on The Daily Show, St. Vincent offered a gorgeous performance of Slow Disco for Jimmy Fallon. Singing in front of a live string section performing from church pews, the performance is emotional and incredible, and shows a completely different side of her art than previous late-night performances.
7. Chris Stapleton duets with Chris Pratt (!?) on Kimmel
We can't get enough of Chris Stapleton's voice, even on pure Dirty Dancing schlock. What's most mysterious is that the Wheel of Fortune implies that randomness was part of the song selection, and yet the visual effects near the end suggest otherwise. Just watch it.