Watch some of Tomorrow’s Verse’s favorite artists hit the promotional, late-night television circuit.
1. Arcade Fire on Saturday Night Live
Canadian indie-rock icons Arcade Fire brought their glamorous live show to SNL this weekend, performing two songs from their recently released record Everything Now. Using the break between songs to change outfits, the band doesn’t hold back visually or musically as they burn through “Creature Comfort” and “Put Your Money On Me.”
2. The Decemberists on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Having just released their risky, New Wave-inspired record, I’ll Be Your Girl, The Decemberists brought two of the electric songs to Jimmy Kimmel’s show. “Severed” is a synthesizer driven tune that sounds like it comes straight from the 80s, while “We All Die Young” is a rollicking rock tune.
3. Of Montreal on The Opposition With Jordan Klepper
Comedy Central’s new political satire program The Opposition occasionally invites musicians to perform, and recently had glam-rockers Of Montreal on to promote their recently released, spastic record, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. With Kevin Barnes in a ball gown, wig and makeup and trippy visuals on screens behind them, the band runs through two synth and bass driven songs built around Barnes’ whacky lyrics.
4. Nathaniel Rateliff backstage on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
When Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats performed as the musical guest on Fallon’s show last week, they recorded an acoustic cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” backstage. Using acoustic guitar and piano with horn augmentation, the band runs through the song with the soulful emotion they’re known for.
5. Brandi Carlile on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Folk songwriter Brandi Carlile has been working hard to promote her excellent new record, By The Way, I Forgive You, and stopped by Colbert’s show to perform two songs from it. Combining her powerful vocals, talented band and exceptional lyrics, they’re definitely worth your time.