It’s pretty nice when a band can show up on a late-night show when they don’t have any new product to promote, when they just happened to be passing through town on tour. That’s what happened last night, as Wilco, in the midst of a summer shed tour, came through Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. On the show, they played “Art Of Almost,” a twisty, synthy, and vaguely krautrocky track from their 2011 album The Whole Love. And as a web bonus, they also trotted out “Laminated Cat,” a song from the Jeff Tweedy/Glenn Kotche/Jim O’Rourke side project Loose Fur. It’s interesting, and pretty kickass, to see Wilco air out their more experimental side on network TV. Watch both performances below.
The Whole Love is out now on the band’s own dBpm label.