The Colbert Bump is in full effect for Lake Street Dive.
Of course, the band, which formed nearly a decade ago after meeting at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music, has been building to this point for a while. In 2012 a video recording of the musicians belting out the Jackson 5's “I Want You Back” went viral, and last year the group played with the likes of Jack White and Marcus Mumford at New York's Town Hall during “Another Day, Another Time,” a concert celebrating the music of the Coen Brothers' “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
This has been quite a stretch for the band. What’s been the most surreal part of this whole whirlwind?
It has been a whirlwind. That's the only way to describe it. Being backstage and chatting with Elvis Costello at the Town Hall for the “Inside Llewyn Davis” concert was pretty surreal.
How did that appearance come together?
We have a friend in Punch Brothers who works with T Bone Burnett, and I guess he played our music for him one day. We got a call from T Bone shortly after that saying, “How can I help? What can I do?” The concert was a month away, and he asked if we'd be on it.
I guess there's no confusion as to who's calling when T Bone introduces himself on the phone.
[Laughs] For a second I didn't believe it was really him. I was like, “Really? T Bone is really calling us?” But it's true.
You also appeared on the new season of “House of Cards.”