Stephen Colbert tells the Black Keys: "You're the Neil deGrasse Tyson of bands"

The Black Keys perform two songs off their new album, "Turn Blue," and discuss Stephen Colbert's prostate

Sarah Gray
May 14, 2014 5:25PM (UTC)

Last night the Black Keys appeared on "The Colbert Report" to perform two songs off their new album, "Turn Blue." They have now performed on "The Colbert Report" four times (which Colbert joked must have given them the Colbert Bump).

"That's got to be some kind of record," Colbert exclaimed. "You're the Neil deGrasse Tyson of bands."


The band brought up touching Colbert's prostate the last time they were on the show, and joked about it inspiring their album art. They also discussed the departure from "concise" blues-rock songs to longer, more "psychedelic" tunes. Patrick Carney took a stab at a not-so-stellar review. "I guess we made the album wrong, according to Pitchfork," he said.

Watch the band play "Turn Blue," along with their interview and performance of "Fever" below:

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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