Watch: The Hold Steady Hit “Colbert”

(taken from Pitchfork.com)

Last night, the Hold Steady swung by “The Colbert Report“, bashing out their Heaven Is Whenever track “Hurricane J” after band principals Craig Finn and Tad Kubler sat for an interview with Stephen Colbert. Kubler barely said a word, but Colbert and Finn got into a surprisingly deep discussion about the religious imagery in Finn’s lyrics. Between this and his Mountain Goats interview from last year, Stephen Colbert sure seems to like discussing divinity with hyper-literate indie lyricists. Also, he asks Finn and Kubler if they’re sure they’re not graphic designers.

We’ve got videos of both the interview and the performance below.

In other Hold Steady news, Paste reports that Stuck Between Stations, an indie film titled after a particularly anthemic Hold Steady song, is currently in production in Minneapolis, Finn and Kubler’s hometown. Director Brady Kiernan says, “The title is mostly a reference to the spirit of the song. This film is about those nights that we’ve all had where you meet someone, spend the whole night with them, and start to maybe fall in love.” He’s also working with the band to get some music for the movie.

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