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- Posted on Sep 16th 2009 10:30AM by Mike Ayers
Also slated for this fall on Colbertnation.com will be the Mountain Goats' new disc, 'The Life of the World to Come.' John Darnielle and his band will also be making their late night television debut with Colbert on Oct. 6. Though this is somewhat of an out-of-the-box experiment for bands to lend their entire records to a fake news show, Colbert himself has dipped into the music worlds over the course of his show, most notably by working with Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger in composing the music for 'A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!' Elvis Costello, Feist, Willie Nelson and John Legend all appeared on the special and Colbert also lent his vocal talents to the soundtrack, collaborating with the aforementioned on Nick Lowe's '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding."1003629
Although sporadic, other past performers on the 'Report' have been the Decemberists, TV on the Radio, Green Day, Paul Simon and Crosby, Stills and Nash. And unless you were at the ATP Festival this past weekend in upstate New York (http://www.spinner.com/2009/09/14/atp-day-three-boredoms-drum-to-the-nines-flaming-lips-are-big/), this might be one of the only chances this fall to hear the Lips' perform new material. Dates are scheduled for October 18 in San Francisco and November 1 in New Orleans, but it's looking like an 'Embryonic' tour won't be getting under way in North America until 2010.
In the meantime, it appears Colbert is resurrecting his feud with Kanye West in light of the VMAs.