Posts tagged David Letterman
[Watch] Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Tell Us Why "Life Is Hard" on David Letterman

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros released their self-titled third album earleir this week, and they supported it with a stop at the Late Show with David Letterman last night. During their visit, they preached about life's many difficulties, performing the number "Life Is Hard." Watch as the collective performs a soulful and spirited rendition below.

[Watch] Franz Ferdinand Perform "Right Action" on Letterman

Franz Ferdinand brought their brash Glasgow rock to Late Show with David Letterman this past Monday night, performing in support of their soon-to-be-released fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. They dished out a rollicking rendition of its lead single "Right Action."

The band also performed for Letterman's Live on Letterman webcast, where they tore through a 50-minute set that drew from their entire discography. Check it out below.

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is out on August 27th.

[Watch] Queens of the Stone Age on David Letterman

Last night, following the release of their mind numbingly good album, ...Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age were the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. This would be enough to feed many fans' hunger, however Homme and his merry men also performed a full live webcast as part of the Live on Letterman concert series. On the show they performed a ground shaking rendition of "My God Is The Sun" which you can catch at the top via *drum roll please* our very good friends over at The Audio Perv.

Below you can watch the entire concert too. Treat yourself. The weekend is only a day away.

[Watch] The National - "Don't Swallow the Cap" Live on Letterman

This week saw The National release their fantastic new album Trouble Will Find Me and what better way to celebrate than with a visit to the Ed Sullivan theater and an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band delivered a stunning rendition of "Don’t Swallow the Cap" complete with strings that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up to attention.

[Watch] James Blake Performs "Retrograde" on Letterman

In the midst of a tour supporting his sophomore album Overgrown, James Blake was invited to the Late Show with David Letterman. During his visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater, Blake performed his gorgeous Overgrown single "Retrograde," showcasing his ability to masterfully loop his voice amidst haunting intsumentation. This is just a taste of what Blake's live performance is like, and if you get the chance to catch him on the road don't pass it up. Check out the performance below, and peep his full tour schedule here.

[Watch] The Flaming Lips - "Look...The Sun Is Rising" Live on Letterman

Last night if you follow us here at SKoA closely, you may have been aware that Kibbe was at the Ed Sullivan Theater helping Wayne Coyne with his Reddit AMA prior to the band hitting up Letterman. You can check out the interesting AMA over here if you missed it. Chances are if you missed that, you may have also missed their performance on Late Show with David Letterman so why not hit play on the video above to see Wayne and co perform "Look... The Sun Is Rising" which is taken from their forthcoming album The Terror. It comes complete with Wayne cradling a toy baby throughout the performance... yeah. Standard Flaming Lips, really.

That's not all the Flaming Lips goodness this week. Some of you may remember Coyne and co. teamed up with Bon Iver on a track for last year's The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. The collaboration, titled "Ashes In The Air", now has a video and it's as weird as you would expect. Check it out below.

[Watch] Wavves - "Demon to Lean On" Live on Letterman

Last night Nathan Williams brought his depressing yet catchy tunes to late night telly with his band Wavves. Bringing along a performance of "Demon to Lean On" to the Ed Sullivan theater and the Late Show with David Letterman the performance was raw and on point. The track features on the newly released album, Afraid of Heights. When the guitars are left to let rip this performance rocks, but I'm not quite sold on Nathan with minimal backing, maybe it was an off day. Still rather enjoyed it though. See what you make of it above.