They played “Children of December” from their latest studio effort, Eisenhower

…and let’s be honest — this version is pretty rough around the edges and pales in comparison to the studio version. Either Brad Barr (vocals/guitar) was extremely nervous for their TV debut or his vocal cords are shot from overuse. I don’t think this video is a good representation of what these guys can do in the live setting.

That said, Eisenhower is a great album, and I’m excited to check these guys out when they swing back through Chi-town (at the Double Door on 3/16). Despite what Conan said about their Paradise show in Boston, they’re actually starting their tour tomorrow at Castaways in Ithaca, NY (my old college stomping ground!), and then swinging up around most of the Northeast, South, and Midwest.

Check them out at a rock club near you and bring Brad some hot tea or something.