There was an eclectic range of music offerings on late night last night: U.K. alt-rock icons Wire made their first U.S. TV appearance in 25 years with a rendition of “Red Barked Trees” on Fallon, and The Decemberists brought the chart-topping sounds of The King Is Dead to Kimmel with performances of “This is Why We Fight” and “Calamity Song”. Plus, Odd Future off-shoot MellowHype (Hodgy Beats and Left Brain) teamed up with Fat Possum labelmates Bass Drum of Death for a brand new track entitled “64” on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit, and the soulful Fitz & the Tantrums took to Jay Leno’s program to play “Moneygrabber”.
Because you likely missed at least something, check out Wire’s performance in the video above, and then scroll down for clips off The Decemberists, MellowHype, and Fitz & the Tantrums. 4/5 of the five clips come courtesy of The Audio Perv, while the MellowHype is via Fuel.TV.
The Decemberists – “This is Why We Fight”
The Decemberists – “Calamity Song”
MellowHype – “64”
Fitz & the Tantrums – “Moneygrabber”