Arctic Monkeys Turn Into Stoners, Play Late Night TV





With their new album Humbug out soon, Arctic Monkeys kicked off what is sure to be deluge of promo recently with a web-only live session baked in a similar red light that lit the gross basement of the sex club in the movie Seven. We watched it over our coworker's shoulder while he was eating lunch, it looked cool. But forced into the harsh studio lighting of NBC, with nowhere to hide, the true nature of their clearly weed-mongering little British hearts was plainly exposed—"Crying Lightning" (their new single) is street slang for firing up the water bong. But if there is someone you want to crush riffs with Channing Tatum watching, it's undoubtedly Alex Turner, who looked surprisingly dapper in a leather jacket and mini Cousin It hair. Really, though, there's probably no danger of them dropping out of life and writing hour long kush tributes. Check the drummer's sunglasses inside—he finishes the song up with a military drum roll. Dude must be straight edge. Someone's gotta be big brother. Boys, welcome to America.

Arctic Monkeys Turn Into Stoners, Play Late Night TV