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Nov 08, 2017

Soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples is releasing a new album, If All I Was Was Black, on November 17 via ANTI-. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy produced If All I Was Was Black and also guests on one song. Last night Staples stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Build a Bridge," Tweedy on guitar and backing vocals. More

Nov 03, 2017

Last night the duo and band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Over Everything" on the broadcast show (although the restrictions of TV performances means it's a shorter version of the song).  More

Oct 31, 2017

Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Happy Hour." Watch below. More

Oct 05, 2017

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) is releasing her new albumMASSEDUCTION, on October 13 via Loma Vista. St. Vincent previously shared MASSEDUCTION track "New York" (it was our #1 Song of the Week), as well as a colorful video for the songMore

Sep 08, 2017

The National released their excellent new albumSleep Well Beast, on today via 4AD. Previously the band shared videos for the album's first four singles, "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness," "Guilty Party," "Carin at the Liquor Store," and "Day I Die." More

Aug 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear have released a new albumPainted Ruins, today via RCA. It is our Album of the Week and the band is on the cover of our current print issue. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Mourning Sound" and they didn't disappoint, with one of the stronger late night TV performances of recent memory. More

Aug 15, 2017

Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher is releasing his debut solo albumAs You Were, on October 6 via Warner Bros. Previously he shared a video for the album's rockin' first single, "Wall of Glass," the album's second single, the airy ballad "Chinatown," as well as a video for "Chinatown," and the album's third single, "For What It's Worth." More

Aug 04, 2017

Arcade Fire released their new albumEverything Now, last week via their new label Columbia. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform two songs from the album, title track "Everything Now" aired in the broadcast show and "Creature Comfort" was a web-exclusive performance. More

Watch Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Perform “Rings of Saturn” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Skeleton Tree and Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 1984-2014 Both Out Now

Jun 14, 2017

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released a brand new album last September, Skeleton TreeMore

Jun 07, 2017

Leslie Feist released a new albumPleasureon April 28 via Interscope. The album's highlight might be "Century," which climaxes with a spoken word section by Pulp frontman (and solo artist) Jarvis CockerMore

Jun 06, 2017

The War on Drugs are releasing a new albumA Deeper Understanding, on August 25 via Atlantic, their first for the label (previously they were on Secretly Canadian). More

May 19, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "I Dare You." Watch the performance below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

May 17, 2017

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain released a new albumDamage and Joyback in March via ADA/Warner Music. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "The Two of Us."  More

Apr 28, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz released a new albumHumanz, today via Warner Bros. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Let Me Out."  More

Apr 20, 2017

PJ Harvey released her new albumThe Hope Six Demolition Project, last April via Vagrant. She's currently on a U.S. tour and last night the British musician stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform Hope Six track "The Community of Hope." More

Apr 05, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, this Friday (April 7) via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release). Last night Tillman stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Ballad of the Dying Man." More

Mar 31, 2017

Broken Social Scene premiered a new song, "Halfway Home," yesterday and last night the band stopping by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the new single.  More

Mar 14, 2017

The Shins released a new albumHeartwormslast Friday via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. The band had previously shared four songs from the album: "Dead Alive," "Name For You," "Mildenhall," and "Painting a Hole."  More

Mar 03, 2017

The Flaming Lips released a new albumOczy Mlody, in January via Warner Bros. Previously we were treated to videos for "The Castle," "How??," and "Nidgy Nie (Never No)," as well as the audio for "Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)" and "We a Family" (which features frequent collaborator Miley Cyrus).  More

Feb 23, 2017

The Lemon Twigs are a promising new brother duo (Brian and Michael D'Addario) from Long Island. Last October they released their debut album, Do Hollywood, on 4AD. The album was recorded in Los Angeles (hence its title) and was produced by Foxygen's Jonathan Rado and partly mirrors Foxygen's glorious retro '70s rock vibe.  More

Feb 09, 2017

Richmond, Virginia singer/producer Matthew E. White and British singer Flo Morrissey have teamed up for Gentlewoman, Ruby Mana collaborative album of covers that came out last month via Glassnote.  More

Jan 06, 2017

Whitney features former Smith Westerns members Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek and they released their excellent debut album, Light Upon the Lake, last June via Secretly Canadian. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to make their network television debut and perform "Golden Days." More

Dec 16, 2016

Last night R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Not only was he interviewed by Colbert, a very bearded Stipe joined the host for a funny parody of the R.E.M. hit "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."  More

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform “I Can Only Stare” on “Colbert”

Jessica Rabbit Out Now via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn

Dec 01, 2016

Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller) released their fourth album, Jessica Rabbit, last month via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. Last night the duo stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "I Can Only Stare."  More

Nov 22, 2016

In October The Pretenders released, Alone, a new album that was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and The Arcs. Last night frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and her backing band (which included Auerbach) stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's first single, "Holy Commotion!". More

Nov 02, 2016

Tegan and Sara released a new album, Love You to Death, back in June via Warner Bros. Last night the sister duo stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Stop Desire" and you can watch that performance below.  More

Sep 28, 2016

Regina Spektor is releasing her new album, Remember Us to Life, this Friday (September 30) via Warner Bros. Previously she had shared "Bleeding Heart," "Small Bill$," "Black and White," and "Older and Taller."  More

Sep 22, 2016

Wilco released a new album, Schmilco, earlier this month via dBpm. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Someone to Lose," with fellow guest Ethan Hawke helping to introduce the band.  More

Watch: Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Perform “A 1000 Times” on “Colbert”

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote

Sep 13, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and are releasing a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, on September 23 via Glassnote (it's out September 16 on vinyl).  More

Watch Angel Olsen Perform “Shut Up Kiss Me” on “Colbert”

MY WOMAN Due Out This Friday via Jagjaguwar

Aug 30, 2016

Angel Olsen is releasing a new album, MY WOMAN, this Friday (September 2) via Jagjaguwar. Previously she had shared videos for the album's first three singles, "Intern," "Shut Up Kiss Me," and "Sister."  More

Aug 26, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new album, Teens of Denial, back in May on Matador. Last night they finally made their network television debut by performing "Fill in the Blank" on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertMore

Jul 20, 2016

Nice as Fuck (aka NAF), is a new band featuring Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster, and The Like's Tennessee Thomas. The band recently surprised-released their self-titled debut album. Before that, they made their live debut at a Bernie Sanders benefit and went out on tour opening for M. WardMore

Jul 14, 2016

Wilco surprise-released a free album, Star Wars, on July 16 last year. To celebrate its one-year anniversary the band has shared a brand new song, "Locator." It's a free download if you go to Wilco's website and give them your email address. More

Jun 15, 2016

Spanish all-female quartet Hinds released their debut album, Leave Me Alone, back in January via Mom + Pop. Last night they made their U.S. network television debut when they performed "Garden" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  More

Jun 07, 2016

Death Cab for Cutie's latest album, Kintsugi, came out last year (via Atlantic). Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform album track "No Room in Frame." More

Watch Band of Horses Perform “Casual Party” and “In a Drawer” on “Colbert”

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

May 19, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, on June 10 via Interscope and American Recordings. Last night they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On the broadcast show they performed the album's first single"Casual Party" and then as a web-exclusive performance they did the album's second single, "In a Drawer," which on record features backing vocals from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.). More

May 13, 2016

Animal Collective released their latest album, Painting With, back in February via Domino. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's first single, "FloriDada."  More

May 10, 2016

Last night The National stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a cover of Grateful Dead's "Morning Dew." The cover can be found on Day of the Dead, the new Grateful Dead covers box set that features 59 tracks and six hours of music (it's due out May 20 on 4AD). More

May 03, 2016

Deerhunter released their fantastic latest album, Fading Frontier, last October via 4AD. Last night Bradford Cox and band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Living My Life."  More

Apr 21, 2016

Last night Charles Bradley stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The former James Brown impersonator has become a modern soul icon in his own right, even if it's later in his life that he's found success. Last night he performed "Ain't It a Sin," a track from his recently released third album, Changes, which is out now on Daptone and Dunham.   More

Apr 20, 2016

Last night The Flaming Lips stopped The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to cover the late David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Frontman Wayne Coyne performed part of the song on the shoulders of Chewbacca. Before their performance, Coyne shot a funny backstage video where he sang a song that went through some of his musical influences and revealed that he once hit a deer with his car and is actually in the witness protection program.  More

Apr 05, 2016

Explosions in the Sky performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. They performed "Disintegration Anxiety," a track from The Wilderness, the band's first new non-soundtrack album since 2011, which was released last week via Temporary Residence.  More

Mar 30, 2016

British four-piece Savages released their sophomore album, Adore Life, back in January via Matador. Last night they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and performed "Adore" from the album.  More

Watch Frightened Rabbit Perform “Get Out” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Painting of a Panic Attack Due Out April 8 via Canvasback/Atlantic

Mar 29, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit are releasing their new album, Painting of a Panic Attack, on April 8 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's recent single, "Get Out." Watch it below, followed by the band's tour dates. More

Watch Courtney Barnett Perform “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” on “Colbert”

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Out Now via Mom + Pop

Feb 18, 2016

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett may have been robbed at the Grammys on Monday, losing the Best New Artist award to mainstream pop star Meghan Trainor, but last night she made a triumphant return to U.S. late night TV, performing "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  More

Feb 12, 2016

Ty Segall released his new album, Emotional Mugger, last month via Drag City. Last night Segall and his current backing band The Muggers took the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for an intense and creepy performance of "Candy Sam." Segall and band were adorned in white makeup and performed with the baby head album artwork looming behind them. More

Feb 03, 2016

M. Ward is releasing a new album, More Rain, on March 4 via Merge. Previously he shared the album's first single, "Girl From Conejo Valley," as well as a strange video for the song. That was followed by another song from the record, the religious-themed"Confession." More

Jan 23, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared a humorous and nightmarish new song "Maybe, Sweet One, You Won't Have Nightmares." The song was originally written for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, as Tillman explained when the song was posted to Soundcloud: "I was asked to write a lullaby for Stephen Colbert as part of a skit for the show. Unfortunately the bit was cut for time/content." The song is pretty much the opposite of a lullaby, with creepy lyrics about detachable penises and piles of dead birds, backed by some scary musical tones.   More

Jan 22, 2016

Yesterday it was announced that Iggy Pop and Josh Homme of Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age had teamed up and are releasing an album together, Post Pop Depression, which is due out March 18 via Loma Vista. Now it's been clarified that it's technically an Iggy Pop album produced by Homme, rather than being labeled as an Iggy Pop and Josh Homme album.  More

Jan 15, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) launched his excellent February 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, by performing "Bored in the USA" in November 2014 on The Late Show with David LettermanMore

Jan 12, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. More

Jan 06, 2016

Foals' new album, What Went Down, came out at the end of August via Warner Music. Last night the British band performed "Mountain At My Gates" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and you can watch that performance below.  More

Dec 15, 2015

Sleater-Kinney stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform "Bury Our Friends." The song can be found on the reformed band's well-received comeback album, No Cities to Love, which came out back in January via Sub Pop. The band have been playing a series of shows in New York this week. More

Dec 10, 2015

Kurt Vile's new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out back in September via Matador. Last night he stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a track from it, single "Pretty Pimpin." J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. guested. You can watch video of it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Dec 09, 2015

Joanna Newsom was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. She performed "Leaving the City," a track from her recently released Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me) that's out now via Drag City. The performance found Newsom on harp backed by a three-person band (a keyboardist, a pianist, and a drummer). More

Nov 24, 2015

My Morning Jacket released their excellent return-to-form seventh album, The Waterfall, back in May via ATO/Capitol. They've been promoting and touring the album ever since and last night they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform Waterfall track "Tropics (Erase Tapes)." More

Nov 06, 2015

Shamir appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. He performed "On the Regular," probably still his best-known song. His performance memorably opens with Shamir singing to himself into a bank of mirrors.  More

Oct 08, 2015

Tame Impala performed "The Less I Know the Better" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. It's another track from the band's acclaimed third album, Currents, but is one that hasn't received as much airplay as other singles from the record. The Australian band played with psychedelic images swirling behind them. Check out the video below. More

Oct 07, 2015

Florence and the Machine was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. She performed "What Kind of Man," a track from Florence's recently released third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. More

Sep 16, 2015

When it was announced that TV on the Radio and Run the Jewels would be doing some sort of collaborative performance together on the second week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert it was kind of hoped that they'd be performing a new collaborative song or even announcing a new joint project. Instead what we got last night was a Run the Jewels performance of Run the Jewels 2 cut "Angel Duster" with TV on the Radio as their backing band.  More

Sep 15, 2015

The Dead Weather's new album, Dodge and Burn, is due out September 25 via Third Man. Last night the band led by Jack White and The Kills' Alison Mosshart (and also featuring Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence) performed the single "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertMore

TV on the Radio and Run the Jewels to Perform Together on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

The Dead Weather and Willie Nelson Also to Play Separately That Week

Aug 31, 2015

On September 8 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts on CBS, with Colbert taking over the show formerly hosted by David Letterman. More

Jul 01, 2015

Stephen Colbert will soon be taking over David Letterman's late night show timeslot on CBS, now that Letterman has retired. Even though he hosted The Colbert Report for years, as a funny warm up he guest hosted an episode of Only in Monroe, a public access TV show only broadcast in Michigan on MPACT (Monroe Public Access Cable Television). More

Dec 19, 2014

Last night was the final Colbert Report. More

Watch: Stephen Colbert Sells Michael Stipe for a Quarter

The Colbert Report Concludes Tonight

Dec 18, 2014

Sadly, tonight is the final episode of The Colbert Report before host Stephen Colbert goes on to replace Letterman on The Late Show. More

Apr 10, 2014

Last week, David Letterman announced his retirement from The Late Show. Today, CBS announced that his replacement would none other than Stephen Colbert. More

Watch: Pussy Riot on The Colbert Report

Group Speaking Tonight in New York

Feb 05, 2014

Last night, the recently freed members of Pussy Riot stopped by The Colbert ReportMore

Dec 30, 2013

We’re going to be honest here. When Stephen Colbert announced he had a cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we were incredulous. More

Dec 13, 2012

As you might recall, some time ago Michael Stipe was enshrined on Stephen Colbert’s memorial shelf—the first musician to receive the honor. This week, Colbert has been making good use of his trophy, inviting guests to sing with him and Stipe in honor of Christmas.  More

Nov 11, 2011

Last night, Stephen Colbert welcomed Brian Eno to The Colbert Report. In addition to an interview segment, Eno joined Colbert and Michael Stipe (a.k.a. the first musician to be enshrined on Colbert’s memorial shelf) at the end of the show for a rousting a cappella rendition of “Lean on Me.” More

Jun 24, 2011

It’s finally happened. Funnyman Stephen Colbert has thrown his hat into the ring and released a music single. We have the video.  More