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See Walkmen, Edward Sharpe, Bahamas Bring Warm Jams to Late Night

The Walkmen

The Walkmen donned their Tuesday best to celebrate the release of their new record Heaven on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon yesterday, performing the album’s title track during the broadcast and “The Love You Love” as a bonus for online viewers. The band’s “big sky epic” jams (as SPIN contributor Marc Hogan put it) are ironically perfectly suited for indoor studio audiences:

Conan O’Brien hosted Bahamas’ American television debut. Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen played his acoustic soul ballad “Lost in the Light” (the opening track off Barchords, incidentally, sounds very good live). The quietly intent performance made it clear why SPIN couldn’t get enough of the group at SXSW:

And Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ shoes made a rare appearance on the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the troupe performed an extra-feel-good set including “That’s What’s Up” and “Man on Fire” (the latter not to be confused with Die Antwoord’s “Baby’s on Fire,” which probably wouldn’t happen anyway). Frontman Ebert even descended into the crowd to orchestrate a bouncy dance party, which he recently told SPIN is part of the band’s “acceptance of the moment” modus operandi: