It was a banner night for indie rock last night, with The Walkmen making their second appearance on Letterman (here’s the first), and Iron and Wine playing a song from their soon-to-be released album, Kiss Each Other Clean on Fallon. Up top, you’ll find The Walkmen doing a remarkably faithful version of “Juveniles” from last year’s Lisbon. As you watch, marvel at the fact that after all these years, guitarist Paul Maroon is still rocking a crew neck sweater and a button-down to such great effect. This is perhaps the only band on the planet that likes sweaters as much as I do. God, the winter is awesome. After the jump, Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam performs “Half Moon” while also wearing a sweater.
Something about this track, and, truth be told, most of the tracks I’ve heard from Kiss Each Other Clean, is leaving me a little cold, and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. I do know that I really like how the woman singing backing vocals was audibly clapping as they were introduced. At the end of the video, you’ll hear Jimmy Fallon mention something about an exclusive web-only performance, and, well, here’s that:
“Teeth in the Grass” from Our Endless Numbered Days.