Lake Street Dive

  • Aired:  02/05/14
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The members of indie band Lake Street Dive chat about their jazz roots, their eclectic musical style and their album "Bad Self Portraits." (4:50)

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUESTS TONIGHT PLAY A COMBINATION OF POP, SWING

AND BLUEGRASS. WHAT, NO GREGORIAN CHANT? PLEASE

WELCOME LAKE STREET DIVE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING ON.

RACHEL, BRIGITTE, MIKE ANDMIKE OR IS IT ONE MICHAEL

AND ONE MIKE OR BOTH MIKE.

>> I WOULD SAY MICHAELSOMETIMES.

McDUCK.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

>> I WILL GO MIKE NORDIC,MIKE ITALIAN.

ALL RIGHT, OKAY, YOU ARELAKE STREET DIVE.

YOU GUYS EXPLODEDTHIS YEAR WITH A

YOUTUBE VIDEO, EVERYBODYWATCHED.

YOU DID A GREAT COVER OF I WANTYOU BACK BY THE JACKSON 5.

ARE YOU ALSO THE WHAT DOES THEFOX SAY GUYS?

>> UNFORTUNATELY, NOT.

>> NO, OKAY.

>> DIDN'T RECEIVE THAT.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

GOT A COUPLE OF QUESTIONSHERE, TO CUT.

FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE,TONIGHT.

>> VERY FIRST.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: ARE YOU GUYS

READY FOR THE BUMP.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: READY FOR THECOLBERT BUMP.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHERE DID YOUMEET?

>> IN COLLEGE AT THE NEWENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF

MUSIC IN BOSTON.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS ACONSERVATORY?

IS THAT THE PLACE WHERECOLONEL MUSTARD KILLS YOU

WITH A CANDLESTICK, WHAT ISTHAT.

>> IT'S A PLACE WHERE,CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC IS

WHERE YOU STUDY MUSIC ANDYOU DON'T GENERALLY STUDY

OTHER SUBJECTS.

YOU STUDY JUST MUSIC.

>> Stephen: OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

>> VERY FOCUSED.

>> Stephen: SO IS THISCLASSICAL MUSICAL TRAINING.

>> WE STUDY JAZZ.

>> Stephen: THEN WHY I DOLIKE YOUR MUSIC?

>> WELL, WE TOOK OTHERINFLUENCES AND PUT THEM INTO

THE MUSIC THAT WE MAKE.

>> Stephen: OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

THIS, THE ALBUM IS CALLEDBAD SELF-PORTRAIT.

AND WHAT DOES THAT NAME MEAN,IS IT THE MASHUP OF BOB

DYLAN SELF-PORTRAIT ANDMICHAEL JACKSON'S BAD?

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, BADSELF-PORTRAIT BECAUSE YOU

ALL ARE VERY ATTRACTIVEYOUNG PEOPLE.

WHY WOULD YOU HAVE A BADSELF SELF-PORTRAIT.

>> WELL, I THINK BADSELF-PORTRAITS ARE SOMETHING

THAT YOU SEE AROUND A LOTRIGHT NOW.

IT'S KIND OF LIKE THE STUPIDEST ZEITGEIST

>> Stephen: LIKE INSTAGRAM,PEOPLE SELFIES AND SEND THEM

AROUND.

>> YEAH, THEY'RE EVERYWHEREAND THEY'RE AWFUL.

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

>> WE MADE AN ALBUM OUT OFTHAT.

>> Stephen: YOU INSULTED ALARGE AMOUNT OF OUR AUDIENCE

RIGHT NOW THAT IS VERYCOURAGEOUS OF YOU. IF YOU

STUDIED JAZZ WHAT DID YOUTHINK YOU WOULD BE PLAYING,

YOU KNOW, WHAT DID YOUIMAGINE WOULD HAPPEN WITH

YOUR CAREERS.

>> WE ALL THOUGHT WE WEREGOING TO BE JAZZ MUSICIANS

ORIGINALLY.

>> Stephen: SO YOU WEREGOING FOR THE BIG MONEY.

>> EXACTLY, YEAH.

>> Stephen: BUT WE ON OURFIRST TOUR ACTUALLY VERY

FIRST TIME WE RAN A TOURTOGETHER WE RODE AROUND AND

MADE A PLAY LIST OF MUSIC WECOULD LISTEN TO TOGETHER

WHILE YOU KNOW ON THOSE LONGSTRETCHES BETWEEN CITIES AND

YOU KNOW PAUL SIMON CAME UPA LOT, THE BEATLES CAME UP A

LOT, BOB DYLAN CAME UP A LOT,SO WE WERE LIKE LET'S DO

THAT INSTEAD MAYBE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S NICE.

NOW YOU HAVE BEEN SINGINGSINCE YOU WERE JUST A KID, I

HAVE SEEN VIDEOS ON YOUTUBEOF WHEN YOU WERE 12.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: SINGING WITH THECHOIR.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: DID YOU THINKYOU WOULD BE SINGING

RELIGIOUS MUSIC THROUGHOUTYOUR LIFE?

>> WELL, I, NO, NO, PROBABLYNOT.

>> Stephen: THAT WAS A VERYUNCOMFORTABLE ANSWER IS

THERE A DISAPPOINTEDPREACHER SOMEWHERE IN YOUR

PAST.

>> NO, THERE'S NOT.

MY PARENTS ARE VERY PROUDAND HAPPY.

>> Stephen: OKAY, GOOD.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: DID I STRIKE ANERVE?

NO?

OKAY.

MIKE, I READ SOMEPLACE THATYOU SAID THAT IF YOU COULD

GO BACK IN TIME,YOU WOULDPLAY THIS ALBUM TO YOUR

YOUNGER SELF-SELF, WHY?

>> BECAUSE BACK TEN YEARSAGO WE WEREN'T DOING

ANYTHING LIKE THIS AND IF WECOULD JUMP FORWARD TO THIS

TEN YEARS AGO, THEN WE WOULDBE A MUCH DIFFERENT BAND

THEN WE WERE TODAY.

>> Stephen: I JUST WANT TOGET THIS STRAIGHT.

SO I JUST WANT, JUST SO I'MCLEAR, JUST SO I'M CLEAR.

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIMEYOU WOULD PLAY THIS TO

YOURSELF, YOU WOULDN'T GOKILL HITLER.

THIS IS YOUR FIRST CHOICE?

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> COULD I,.

>> Stephen: COULD YOU PLEASEDO A SONG.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITHLAKE STREET DIVE

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