Tuned In: Needtobreathe Have Drive On Leno


Needtobreathe made their television debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno yesterday—no small feat for a young band. Once they launched into “Drive All Night,” though, the fortuitous billing made perfect sense. Needtobreathe, it turns out, exist sonically somewhere between Kings of Leon and Mumford and Sons, but enough of their own pop personality to distinguish them as more than mere copycats of either. They impressed Taylor Swift enough to score an opening slot on her Speak Now tour, and they seem to have impressed the Tonight Show audience as well.

Meanwhile, chillwave standard-bearers Neon Indian wowed not only host Jimmy Fallon but also the Late Night studio audience, with help from the Creators Project, who were responsible for Arcade Fire‘s much-lauded Coachella light show. Check out their latest dreamy smooth-80s pastiche “Polish Girl” after the jump.

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  1. Josh says:

    Love Needtobreathe. But they are by no means a young band. They’ve been together for over 10 years.

  2. Ty says:

    Yeah they aren’t a young band, they have just been pigeon holed as a Christian Band… truth is that they are probably the best band around!