Talk show host and world's most frequent laugh-er Jimmy Fallon has never been one of my favorites. For some reason though, I actually enjoy his talk show. I've gotten used to the awkwardness, the bits are semi-funny, the guests are usually awesome, and The Roots are the best band in Late Night.
Late Night, since the very beginning, has been giving spots to indie acts in music and comedy, and this week they had two of their best acts/performances so far.
Sunny Day Real Estate, in the midst of their reunion tour, stopped by to play "Seven" off their classic 1994 release Diary. The band is as tight as ever, although the full lineup hasn't played together in 15 years. Dan Goldsmith is still one hell of a drummer and Jeremy Enigk still has the voice that made them what they were. Here is them playing "Seven" from last nights show:
Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
Dirty Projectors, album of the year candidate, and Bjork and David Byrne collaborators also stopped by Fallon recently to play a new song that blew Jimmy, the audience, and The Roots away. ?uestlove even tweeted and Twitvid(?) a video of DP playing in The Roots dressing room, absolutely amazed at what he heard. The song, "When The World Comes To An End" features some of the coolest harmonies you'll ever hear. Here it is:
Dirty Projectors - "When The World Comes To An End"