By Mikela Floyd on January 6, 2010
Eccentric rockers OK Go will perform on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" this Friday, January 8th. The appearance comes just prior to the January 12th release of the band's latest album, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, which was produced by ex-Mercury Rev member David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT) and is the follow-up to 2005's Oh No. Working with friend and video director Tim Nackashi, OK Go has cooked up a color-drenched video for lead single "WTF?" using props purchased at the 99¢ Only Store and the band's trademark single-shot approach.
Known for their offbeat videos, the band will feature The Notre Dame marching band in their next video - the first of two for "This Too Shall Pass" - which will premiere on YouTube on January 12th, the album's release date. With its live performance, "This Too Shall Pass" marks the first time that a video and the recording session were one and the same.
For future videos, the band has enlisted the talents of a team of engineers from NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratories, animals, a Dutch artist and MIT Media Lab students.