Late night talk show host and comedian, Stephen Colbert, who recently spoke at Northwestern Universityâ€™s Commencement Ceremony, urging the graduates to â€˜be great, no pressure,â€™ has just joined Jack Whiteâ€™s Third Man Records roster. The independent label is based in Nashville and specializes in limited edition vinyl releases.
The Colbert Report had a weeklong celebration, â€œColbchella â€˜011,â€ featuring Jack White and his label. Colbert performed his new single, â€œCharlene II (Iâ€™m Right Behind You),â€ with The Black Belles on June 23rd, Third Man Records recording artists. Colbert announced that fans could get the new single, a followup to the fictional 1980s anthem â€œCharlene (Iâ€™m Right Behind You),â€ on iTunes or from ThirdmanRecords.com.
â€œColbchella â€˜011,â€ sponsored by Dr. Pepper, was kicked off by Bon Iver. Colbert introduced Bon Iver saying, â€œMy guest Bon Iver has a new album out called Bon Iver, or maybe I have that backwards.â€ Performing â€œCalgaryâ€ on-air, fans can go to colbernation.com for an exclusive, live rendition bonus track â€œSkinny Love.â€ The week-long celebration that will â€œrock you like a thirst-a-cane,â€ will also feature Florence & The Machine, Jack White, and Talib Kweli.[youtube XfYtwLj10Ec 700 420]