David Byrne and St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, aren’t too fond of Hurricane Sandy. The force of nature nixed their plans to appear on Letterman Tuesday night, and according to a recent newsletter from Byrne, he’ll be climbing “11 flights with a flashlight up a dark stairway” until New York City gets full power and working water again. Still, the two made it out to The Colbert Report last night, where they had a chat and performed material off last month’s Love This Giant.
“I love things after disaster,” Colbert cajoled, wasting little time to bring up Sandy. “They say you can’t have a rainbow until you’ve had a once in two centuries storm.” Byrne and Clark laughed it off, smirking as they explained how they traveled all the way to Brooklyn just to shower. Colbert brushed off the story and suggested they use his in-office shower, adding:”Why don’t all three of us? We’re all show business types, right? We’ll set up a webcam and raise money for victims!” Someone should probably make this happen.
Until then, catch the full interview and performances of “Who” and “Weekend in the Dust” below, courtesy of The Audio Perv.
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