Lorde Got Pranked On Colbert

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Lorde has been in hibernation for most of this year down in her native New Zealand. But earlier this month she shared a note explaining how the death of her dog Pearl is going to effect the follow-up to Melodrama. And, as Pitchfork points out, she recently hung out … More »

Watch The 1975 Perform “Frail State Of Mind” On Colbert

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The-1975-on-ColbertWe’ll have to check the books to verify this, but Matty Healy is almost certainly the first pop heartthrob ever to show up on a late-night talk show in a voluminous yellow North Face parka, long and flowy white skirt, and some Chucks. Last night, Healy and his band the 1975 were the musical guests … More »

Watch Thom Yorke Play A Lovely Solo-Piano “Daily Battles” On Colbert

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Thom-Yorke-on-ColbertBack in August, Thom Yorke and Flea shared “Daily Battles” a beautiful slow-floating song that the two of them wrote for Motherless Brooklyn, Edward Norton’s ’50s-noir adaptation of the great Jonathan Lethem novel. Motherless Brooklyn has since theaters, and even though it got good reviews, it’s a confirmed mega-flop. But its Best Original … More »

Watch King Princess Make An Impressive US TV Debut On Colbert

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King-Princess-on-ColbertMikaela Mullaney Straus, the Brooklyn-born pop insurgent known as King Princess, doesn’t turn 21 until next month, but she’s clearly already spent a bunch of time figuring out how her first late-night performance should go. King Princess released her full-length debut Cheap Queen last month, and she’s already collaborated with people like More »

Watch Miranda Lambert Sing “It All Comes Out In The Wash” On Colbert

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Miranda-Lambert-on-ColbertMiranda Lambert is busy these days. Tomorrow, the long-reigning country star will release her new album Wildcard, and she’s been dropping advance singles like crazy over the past few months. Right now, she’s also on tour with an excellent rotating lineup of women — including Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, and her own side-project supergroup Pistol … More »

Watch Big Thief’s Stunning Performance Of “Not” On Colbert

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Big-Thief-on-ColbertWhat a time to be Big Thief. Today, the New York band releases Two Hands, their second frankly amazing album of 2019. (The first was U.F.O.F.) At this point, they’re basically the best indie rock band currently working, and it would be contrarian to try to argue for anyone else. To … More »

Watch Thom Yorke Talk Boris Johnson, Dreams, & The Possibility That He’ll Be Knighted On Colbert

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Thom-Yorke-and-Stephen-ColbertLast night, the main guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was Rachel Maddow, a person who certainly has a lot to talk about these days. But Colbert’s other guest on last night’s show was someone who’s been chronicling the tangle of current dystopia for much longer. Thom Yorke, currently on tour behind his … More »

Watch Wilco Play “Everyone Hides” On Colbert

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Wilco-on-ColbertLast night was a big one for current late-night king Stephen Colbert. God knows the weekend gave him plenty of Trump-related stuff to talk about. And Colbert had some big-name guests, too: Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. And Colbert also got to welcome his old buddies Wilco. The man must’ve been in his happy place. More »

Watch Tegan And Sara Play “I’ll Be Back Someday” On Colbert

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Tegan And SaraTegan And Sara just released their new memoir High School and its accompanying album Hey, I’m Just Like You. And today, the Quin sisters stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where they talked about discovering their queer identities and experimenting with LSD before playing their recent single “I’ll BeMore »

Watch Paul McCartney Talk BTS, The Loss Of His Mother, & The Beatles’ US Invasion On Colbert

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Paul-McCartney-on-Colbert55 years ago, the Beatles made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. 70 million people — 40.6% of the US population at the time — tuned in to watch. It’s still one of the most-watched programs in the history of American television. Last night, former Beatle Paul McCartney returned to the Ed Sullivan … More »