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Dan Auerbach's The Arcs Perform 'Outta My Mind' on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

by William Hoffman   Sep 27, 2015 13:24 PM EDT

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The Arcs perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert  ( Video still from "The Arcs Perform 'Outta My Mind'" )

The Arcs, the side project of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, made its TV debut Friday night with a performance of "Outta My Mind," the single from Yours Dreamily, on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

While this was the television debut for the band, fans have been treated to performances online from NPR Music and Live from the Village, which showed the band with a harsher, more in your face sound than what they gave us Friday night. On The Late Show, the band gave us a more nuanced performance with a heavier emphasis on the back-up vocals, a soft piano entrance and a sultry bridge section that had Auerbach showing off his incredible falsetto. Watch below.

You can also watch the band's official music video for "Outta My Mind," a trippy '70s psychedelic performance that cuts to a random fistfights in the city and the band discussing the Drake vs. Meek Mill debacle.

The band recently announced tour dates, starting with a string of performances in Europe before coming back to the U.S. for shows in Auerbach's home state of Ohio as well as a performance at the Ryman Auditorium in his adopted home of Nashville. Check out all the dates on the band's website.

Stephen Colbert, meanwhile, has kept up a healthy string of shows in his first month as host, inviting country stars such as Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton to the stage as well as rock acts such as The Dead Weather and TV On The Radio performing with Run The Jewels. The Arcs capped off another good week that has Colbert still discovering his voice beyond the hyperbolic conservative character he played for more than a decade as host of The Colbert Report. We've yet to see him react in jubilation like David Letterman used to for musical guests that really wowed him, but we're still in the early stages of the show.

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