Watch tUnE-yArDs and the Roots on “Fallon”

Watch tUnE-yArDs and the Roots on “Fallon”

via Pitchfork: Latest News by Tom Breihan on 8/2/11

Last night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, tUnE-yArDs came through to perform a special version of “Gangsta”, a track from the BNM’ed new album w h o k i l l. As with every tUnE-yArDs performance, this one showed off Merrill Garbus’ virtuosity; she can emit glass-shattering wails, play drums, and perform complicated voice-looping feats all at once, and it’s something to behold.

This time around, she got extra help from members of Fallon’s house band the Roots, with drummer/bandleader ?uestlove adding to the general rhythmic mayhem and rapper Black Thought spitting a blistering verse. It’s a big moment for Garbus and another indicator that the Roots are late night game-changers. Watch the performance below.

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