If we had better voices, we would sing the praises of opportunities to become familiar with bands by paying attention to the scheduled musical guests on late night television. Weekly, the column to the left of this post is updated to include the week’s schedule for the U.S. shows that regularly include Indie bands.
Last week, two performances stood out for us. One was the visit of Glass Animals to Seth Meyers. Admittedly, Indie Obsessive was not a fan until watching the performance. There are three members, but they don’t generate much sound. There is only one guitar and in their interesting song, “Gooey,” it seems to be more of a prop than an instrument. However, frontman Dave Bayley certainly has charisma.
The other interesting late night visit was Hatsune Miku to David Letterman. It’s a blend of live instrument performance, sampled vocalization, and virtualized presentation.