Michael Fassbender and The Cast of ‘Frank’ Perform on ‘The Colbert Report’

By August 7, 2014
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A couple of months ago, Ben went to the L.A. Film Festival and reviewed Frank, an offbeat comedy in which Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Inglourious Basterds) plays the lead singer of an experimental rock band known as “Soronprbs” who brings a young musician played by Domhnall Gleeson (About Time, Star Wars: Episode VII) under his wing as the band’s new keyboardist. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars, and although the film’s focus is on Gleeson as a songwriter who can’t seem to write a truly compelling song, it’s Fassbender and the giant paper mache head he wears for the whole movie that really while singing on stage, showering and sleeps!

As a way to promote the film (which is hitting limited theaters soon and getting a nationwide release at the end of the month), Fassbender was joined by the rest of Soronprbs – Gyllenhaal on mini-Moog, Gleeson on keyboards, Carla Azar (Autolux) on drums and Francois Civil (“Rosemary’s Baby” mini-series) on on guitar on last night’s episode of “The Colbert Report” to perform one of the film’s songs, “I Love You All.”

And before you ask – yes, he wore the head.

 

Pretty interesting song and since I love Fassbender, it’s definitely on my list of films to see – but I can’t help but think of Calvin Johnson, lead singer of the ’80s (and still going strong) band Beat Happening and their hit song, “Tiger Trap.”

Observe:

What do you think? Do you like the music from Frank?

Frank opens in limited release August 15th and should roll out nationwide on August 22nd.

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