It was the first single, then the first video, now “The High Road” gets its late night debut via The Late Show. Letterman introduced the band with a little misinformation — he promised that their self-titled album came with balloons and other prizes. No prizes or balloons, but it is really smart packaging. Brian Burton played drums, James Mercer does what he does, and it was hard to believe the band only played their first live show less than a month ago, though, between the two of them they’ve got enough late night talk show experience.
Broken Bells’ self-titled album is out now via Sony. They’re gonna be all over the place next week during SXSW, playing at least five sets including NPR’s showcase on 3/17.