Members of The War On Drugs were the featured musical guests on Friday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the popular indie-rock band treated viewers to a remote group performance of “Arms Like Boulders” from their respective home locations.
The virtual late-night performance of the song which first appeared on the band’s 2008 Wagonwheel Blues helps in the continued promotion behind the band’s latest release, LIVE DRUGS, which arrived in late November alongside its companion podcast.
For their Late Show performance, each member of the band played their respective guitars in sync (along with a solo mandolin) while Adam Granduciel handled his usual vocal responsibilities. The easygoing song took on more of a folk-like sound with this performance compared to its more energizing 2008 recorded version, making for a nice, acoustic-based wintertime rendition from the band known for their poignant songwriting.
Rewatch the band’s performance of “Arms Like Boulders” from Friday’s episode of The Late Show below.
The War On Drugs – “Arms Like Boulders” – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]