The Late Show with David Letterman has a musical guest every night of the week and has been on for about a million years. If a band's appearance is ever remembered, you know it's because it was damn good. Life-changing, if you want to be a tad melodramatic.
This was the case for Baltimore band Future Islands, whose performance in front of Dave about a year ago has lived long in the memory. This is largely because of lead singer Sam Herring, whose stage presence during 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' introduced America to one of its last remaining showmen. He moves like a back-firing quad bike driving over landmines, and hits notes that range from melodic whistles to possessed growls. I saw him at SXSW (dickhead statement alert. Sorry) and it was probably the best gig I've ever witnessed.
They returned to Letterman last night to perform new single 'The Chase,' which they dedicated to the embattled people of their hometown.
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