In a Los Angeles Times story published yesterday, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche explained how the band runs now: "Not to make this sound like a Boy Scout troop, but we have our act together." Whatever they're doing right behind the scenes is definitely shining through onstage -- the band played a one-hour Live on Letterman set last night that was stunningly tight and beautiful. Five of the gig's 12 tracks came from the group's eighth studio album, The Whole Love (out next week), but they also broke out a trio of favorites from masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and reached as far back as 1999's Summerteeth for closer "A Shot in the Arm." Jeff Tweedy was so absorbed in the music he didn't greet the crowd until 23 minutes into the set, when he asked, "Did you get in for free? All right, then there's nothing to complain about. You will enjoy every second of this." The man does not lie. (If the above video doesn't load, try watching it directly on Letterman's site.)
"Art of Almost"
"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
"Dawned on Me"
"War on War"
"A Shot in the Arm"