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Watch Sleigh Bells Play Letterman

Here's something you don't see everyday: Sleigh Bells noisemonger Derek Miller playing acoustic guitar. Last night, Sleigh Bells, in their full-band-plus-horn-section incarnation were on the Late Show With David Letterman to flog their 2013 album Bitter Rivals. They played the peppy "Young Legends" and sounded more like Gloria Estefan than I ever expected to hear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 9:16 am

Watch John Grant Play Letterman

The former Czars frontman John Grant went to Iceland to record last year's Pale Green Ghosts, a sneakily powerful album about living with HIV. It flew a bit under the radar, though we did post the excellent disco-house track "Black Belt." But on last night's episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, Grant served… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2014 - 10:52 am

Watch Washed Out Play Letterman

Washed Out's second album, Paracosm, came out last summer and since then the band (the days of it just being Ernest Greene and a laptop are long past) has been playing festivals and TV shows. They stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman last night to play album highlight "All I Know." You ca… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 8, 2014 - 10:05 am

Watch Alt-J Play Letterman

Alt-J stopped by Letterman last night to play "Fitzpleasure," a track off their 2012 Mercury Music Prize-winning debut An Awesome Wave. Watch below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 18, 2013 - 10:40 am

Watch Chvrches Play Letterman

Chvrches are one of this year's best new bands -- definitively -- and they proved it once again last night by performing The Bones Of What You Believe track "We Sink" on The Late Show With David Letterman. Watch below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Watch Sky Ferreira On Letterman

Last night, Sky Ferreira was David Letterman's musical guest. She wore what I'd have to call an '80s-style new-wave power-suit and belted out the '80s-style new-wave power anthem "You're Not The One" -- which, I should add, is a very good song and also maybe the seventh-best track on her ridiculously good debut album NightMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013 - 10:07 am

Watch Luscious Jackson Play Letterman

Luscious Jackson are back this year with Magic Hour (plus a self-released children's album) and they stopped by Letterman to perform last night. They played the single "Show Us What You Got," and you can watch it now. Just head here and click to the last section of the video. And yes, Letterman does the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 19, 2013 - 11:09 am

Watch Lorde’s Live On Letterman Webcast

Last night, the teenage New Zealand pop phenom Lorde was the musical guest on Late Night With David Letterman. There, she sang "Team," her follow-up to the world-conquering "Royals," and gave an awesomely disgusted reaction when Letterman went in to kiss her hand. And she also became the latest act to play a full set… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2013 - 9:20 am

Watch Holy Ghost! Play Letterman

Holy Ghost! performed "Dumb Disco Ideas" from their new album Dynamics with a full band on last night's Letterman. Golf claps, Dave, for having an appropriately-named band as the musical guest on your Halloween show. Check out their appearance below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 1, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Watch King Krule Play Letterman

Last night, Late Show With David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer paid tribute to Lou Reed (you can hear a bit of "Walk On The Wild Side" in the video below). And it makes sense that the night's musical guest was another gnarled, mercurial sing-speaker with a thousand-yard stare and a preference for skronky guitar tunings. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2013 - 9:12 am

White Denim – “Looking For A Place To Start”

Austin retro-rockers White Denim deliver psych-funk on "Looking For Place To Start." It's a new b-side from the band who will soon release the LP Corsicana Lemonade, featuring previously heard tracks "At Night In Dreams" and the Jeff Tweedy-produced "Pretty Green." Fans of watery reverb, step right up. Get into the track below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 21, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Watch Deltron 3030 Play Letterman

Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator, and Kid Koala's project Deltron 3030 released their second LP (and first after 13 years) Event II earlier this month, to much rap nerd fanfare. The trio is promoting the record now and appeared on Letterman last night to perform "City Rising From The Ashes" accompanied by a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 16, 2013 - 10:59 am

Watch The Weeknd Play Letterman

You can envy Abel Tesfaye for a lot of reasons, but not for this one: He was trying to make some kind of impact on late-night TV last night, but he was up against Kanye on Kimmel. Still, performing on last night's episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, Tesfaye made a good go… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2013 - 9:34 am

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play Letterman

Albert Hammond Jr.'s upcoming AHJ EP is out this Tuesday on Cult Records, the label run by Julian Casablancas. The entire EP is now available to stream. In anticipation of the EP's release as well as an upcoming tour, Albert Hammond Jr. stopped by Letterman last night to play "St. Justice." Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 5, 2013 - 3:50 am

Watch The Flaming Lips Join Yoko Ono And Plastic Ono Band On Letterman

The Flaming Lips collaborate so widely and so frequently that it's easy to shrug and move along without investigating when you see their name attached to some new partnership. Well, don't skip this one. Oklahoma's foremost psychedelic provocateurs sat in with Yoko Ono And Plastic Ono Band last night on Letterman to perform a versio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 3, 2013 - 10:28 am

Watch Kings Of Leon’s Live On Letterman Webcast

Last night, returning Southern rock all-stars Kings Of Leon were musical guests on the Late Show With David Letterman, where they charged through "Don't Matter," a meat-and-potatoes rocker from their new album Mechanical Bull. They also played a 46-minute set for the show's Live On Letterman webcast, playing a bunch of new songs, as well… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2013 - 10:25 am

Watch Icona Pop Play Letterman

Icona Pop put out their debut album This Is... earlier this week and they stopped by Letterman to perform "All Night," which also had a music video come out a few weeks ago. The Swedish duo definitely charmed everyone, including Letterman, by the end of the song. It's clear why -- they have musical cho… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 26, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Watch Janelle Monáe Play Letterman

Janelle Monáe celebrated the release of her sophomore album The Electric Lady by performing her stand-out track "Dance Apocalyptic" on Letterman last night. Monáe's 8-piece band, all clad in white, accompanied her frenzied performance. In his introduction, Letterman told the audience to, "Get ready, and get ready again" for the spectacle -- which included sauntering… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 10, 2013 - 11:01 am

Watch TV On The Radio Play Letterman

Late-night TV hosts see hundreds of musical guests come through their studios, so it's always fun to see when one of them really gets stoked about a band he just saw. (I am not counting Jimmy Fallon in this. Jimmy Fallon is always stoked.) For a prime example of a stoked TV host, watch David… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2013 - 8:43 am

Watch Passion Pit’s Live On Letterman Webcast

This past weekend, a huge thunderstorm hit Chicago's North Coast Music Festival, fucking up a bunch of Passion Pit's gear and forcing the band to turn a few Canadian shows into DJ sets instead. But they got everything working or replaced in time to play their "Constant Conversations" on the Late Show With David LettermanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2013 - 8:53 am
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