As expected, Stephen Colbert turned the U.S.S. Intrepid into the hottest venue in New York City on Friday night with StePhest Colbchella ’012 RocktAugustfest. The one-of-a-kind event featured performances by Grizzly Bear, The Flaming Lips, Santigold, fun., and Grandmaster Flash all aboard the former World War II aircraft carrier.
On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, the late-night host cleverly segued footage of Friday night’s festivities with Tuesday’s more traditional studio taping. Amongst the madness, he spent some time with Grizzly Bear on a shifty lifeboat and shared a performance of their latest single, “Yet Again”, off their forthcoming LP, Shields. As Colbert put it, the Brooklyn rockers are “the only bears I would have on my show.”
For added incentive, Colbert’s site is offering a number of video exclusives, including other Grizzly cuts like “Sleeping Ute” and “Two Weeks”. Stream it all below (via The Audio Perv) and stay tuned for more Colbchella performances throughout the week, specifically from Santigold and The Flaming Lips.
Grizzly Bear’s Shields hits stores 9/18 via Warp.