watch The National’s Matt Berninger cover Mercury Rev on ‘Colbert’ from home
More quarantine content from Matt Berninger! This time, he appeared on an at-home edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and he did a cover of Mercury Rev's "Holes," which he released earlier this year on a 7" for Planned Parenthood. The recorded version was made with seven other musicians, but on Colbert he did a more stripped-down version, accompanied only by past collaborator Steph Altman on piano (remotely, obviously). Matt sang and also played what looks like some kind of harmonica. Watch below.
Previously, Matt contributed to Walter Martin's quarantine song/video for charity and made an eight-hour "Social Distancing Distortion" playlist, and The National are releasing a new video from their archives every week. This week's was their Primavera Sound 2018 set.