Phoebe Bridgers and her band set up shop at the “Conan” O'Brien studios on Tuesday to deliver what was her late-night television debut on the soon-to-be-musicless talk show. Bridgers was the night’s special musical guest to perform “Motion Sickness,” one of the tracks from her 2017 debut album, Stranger in the Alps. The performance comes just days before Bridgers hits the road for a brief run of shows supporting The National beginning tomorrow, which includes a stop at Forest Hills Stadium on Sept. 29 as part of the band’s two-day There’s No Leaving New York! Festival.
Video of the performance on Tuesday night can be watched in full below. Bridgers can be seen sporting an all-black outfit to match the dark sparkles covering her Danelectro guitar. Bridgers’ spin on Americana and indie roots rock shines with the song’s firm drum beat to go with warm vocal work atop the rung-out guitar chords. Her band can also be seen wearing matching black suits, which when placed among all the LED string lights hanging around their equipment, looks more like rooftop corporate hang than a rock show.
Bridgers returned with new music earlier this year as part of her newly formed indie-rock group named Boygenius alongside fellow solo rockers Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker. The trio shared their first few songs from their new project earlier this summer, with Bridgers contributing heavily on the track titled “Bite The Hand.” Boygenius will be heading out on their own North American tour starting later this fall on Nov. 8 in Boston. The tour will keep all three ladies performing with their new project throughout the remainder of the month before wrapping up on Nov. 30. The band’s soon-to-be-released EP is also scheduled to arrive shortly after the start of the tour on Nov. 9.