So this was pretty cool: Not only did the Oakland experimental pop outfit tUnE-yArDs make its TV debut last night on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, but it did it so with the show's house band, which just so happens to be the Roots. With ?uestlove on drums and Black Thought on the rhyming breakdown, the haunting, funky tUnE-yArDs track "Gangsta" got a slight reworking fit for a live studio audience and a nation of people who've never seen anything like this before. In case you couldn't stay up until 1:30 a.m. on a school night, you can check out the video here ...
Oh, and did we forget to mention that tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus had some awesome makeup on? Well, she did. Check it:
Not bad for a project that started as one woman playing into her digital voice recorder.
You can catch tUnE-yArDs Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Outside Lands music festival.