Future Islands, the self-described “post-wave dance music” band with the best moves in town, returned to David Letterman’s stage on Tuesday night to perform a new song. Last time on The Late Show, Future Islands’ electrifying performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You)” went viral, with nearly 4 million YouTube views, ending with Letterman’s bewildered praise: “Buddy, come on! … I’ll take all of that you got!”
This time, frontman Sam Herring dedicated the Maryland-based band’s performance of “The Chase” to Baltimore, saying, “This song is going to go out to the people of Baltimore. Let us not discount their voices, or the voices of all the people in the cities that we live and love.” While the growling, punk-influenced performance may not be as earth-shaking as their first, Herring’s moves are still a treat to behold, and the song is a real foot-tapper.
“The Chase” was released on iTunes after the show, so if you want to practice your rubbery Herring-moves to the right soundtrack, get it here.