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The National Covered the Grateful Dead’s ‘Morning Dew’ on ‘Colbert’

In support of the 'Day of the Dead' tribute record that's out in two weeks

The National have begun their promotional campaign for the upcoming Grateful Dead tribute compilationDay of the Dead (out May 20 via 4AD), with an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Rolling their way through a cover of “Morning Dew,” Matt Berninger and his bandmates kept things hazy and mellow throughout their sprawling performance.

Day of the Dead also features contributions from Courtney Barnett, Jenny Lewis, the War on Drugs, the Flaming Lips, and more.