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M. Ward – “Me And My Shadow” Video

M. Ward's new video for "Me And My Shadow" features a poisonous relationship between a manager and a teen star, which in turn paves the way for a rogue rescue operation from a (braces-adorning) fan. Conan O'Brien also stops by to play himself, which he has done in the past. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012

Watch Tegan & Sara Play Conan

Last night, Tegan & Sara went on Conan to air out their latest single, the dance-y jam "Closer." They last played on Conan's program in 2009; some things have changed since then! Watch their performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2012

Watch The Shins On Conan

The Shins served as musical guests on last's night's episode of Conan, turning in a sparkling rendition of the percussive Port Of Morrow album track "No Way Down." And as an online bonus, they also did "The Rifle's Spiral." One nice thing about Conan: The sound in the studio is always so… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012

Watch Band Of Horses On Conan

Band Of Horses aren't exactly the type of band to play different songs when they show up on different late-night TV shows, even ones within a week of each other. Last week, they were on Letterman, playing "Knock Knock," the pretty good first single from their new LP Mirage Rock. And last night,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2012

Watch Animal Collective Play Conan

Last night, Animal Collective, who don't exactly spend a ton of time on the late-night talk-show rounds, came through Conan and played their frantically dubby Centipede Hz single "Today's Supernatural." They brought their trademark total lack of stage presence and performed in what looked like a series of glowing shark mouths, presumably inspired… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2012

Watch The Walkmen On Conan

Last night on Conan, the Walkmen served as musical guests, playing "Love Is Luck," one of the many highlights from their excellent early-summer album Heaven. And as an online bonus, they also trotted out another Heaven song, "We Can't Be Beat." They sounded great, but that's not much of a surprise; sounding great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012

Watch Best Coast On Conan

Last night, Best Coast came through Conan to play "Do You Love Me Like You Used To," one of the more tender songs from her new album The Only Place. One notable thing about Bethany Cosentino: Every time she shows up on a late-night show, her voice somehow sounds better than it does o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2012

Watch Silversun Pickups On Conan

Last night, moody California fuzz-rockers Silversun Pickups appeared on Conan. On the show, they trotted out "The Pit," a restless track from their new album Neck Of The Woods. Watch them take it to the stage below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012

Watch Tennis On Conan

On last night's episode of Conan, Denver indie-poppers Tennis reported for musical-guest duty. On the show itself, they played the Young & Old track "High Road." And as a web bonus, they also trotted out the single "My Better Self." They're already starting to look like old pros, and you can watch both performance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012

Watch The xx Play Conan

While in L.A., the xx swung by Conan to perform their new single "Angels." Not surprisingly, they turn the lights down low for this one. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012

Watch El-P & Zola Jesus Do Conan

El-P is a man who knows how to seize his moment. So when he rolled through Conan last night to promote his album of the year contender Cancer For Cure, he didn't just bark out a song with a couple of hypemen beside him. Instead, he performed with a gloriously be-hoodied Zola Jesus, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012

Watch Big K.R.I.T. On Conan

Last night, Big K.R.I.T. brought his vast reserves of energy to Conan, smashing his way through the Live From The Underground single "I Got This." It's a weird match of show and performer, but say this for K.R.I.T.: He is very good at acting excited on TV. Also: When was the last time you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2012

Watch White Rabbits On Conan

White Rabbits took their Milk Famous cut "The Day You Won The War" to Conan last night, getting a little help from Conan's house band. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 25, 2012

Watch Girls On Conan

Last night, Girls were the musical guests on Conan, playing "Love Like A River," one of many standouts from Stereogum's favorite album of last year, while wearing their finest thrift-store clothes. (Shout out to JR White's varsity Niners jacket.) Their whole setup, complete with female backup singers and flower bouquets on mic stands, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012

Watch Arctic Monkeys Bring “R U Mine?” To Conan

Record Store Day is Saturday 4/21, and Arctic Monkeys are waving the RSD flag with this performance of "R U Mine?" for Conan last night. The track is available on the vinyl holiday, Alex Turner's look is available via pop culture circa Grease. Enjoy it all:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2012

Watch M. Ward On Conan

Last night on Conan, M. Ward served as musical guest. Ward performed "Primitive Girl," the single from his new album A Wasteland Companion. He and his band dressed up nice for the occasion, which is always nice to see. Some slick soloing in there, too. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2012

Watch Sharon Van Etten Do “Leonard” On Conan

In January, SVE made her TV debut on Fallon; three months later she's laid down a confident, winning take on latest Tramp single "Leonard" for the benefit of Conan O'Brien. See her below with her harmonium-quartet on CoCo's tiny music stage:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 21, 2012

The 13 Best Jack White Collaborations

On the heels of Jack White's new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss's first single "Love Interruption," we thought it was time to revisit the hits -- not the literal ones, unfortunately -- of White's wide-reaching, strange and prolific career so far. So, here's 13 of Jack White's most memorable… More »

By: Stereogum / February 2, 2012

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. On Conan

On last night's episode of Conan, twisty indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. came though to make their late-night TV debut. Dressed in nattily matching prom-night tuxes and Chucks, the band played a fun, intricate version of "Simple Girl" while an honest-to-god string quartet backed them up. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012

They Might Be Giants Do Conan

Fans of dorkily comedic things, take note: Nerd-rock veterans They Might Be Giants were on Conan last night, and it's hard to imagine a more generally simpatico host. On the show, they played the recent track "When Will You Die." And as a web exclusive, they also pulled out a noisy version of the 1988… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012
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