This week, in case you didn’t know, is Pink Floyd Week. At least, it is on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In honor of the band’s extensive new reissue series (a six-disc Dark Side of the Moon dropped yesterday), Fallon is turning over much of his program to the legendary Brits. That includes nightly covers, beginning last night with the Shins performing “Breathe.”
Though they’ve certainly got the pop chops, James Mercer and co. have never been as trippy as Dark Side-era Floyd. They deliver an unexpectedly spaced-out performance, though, surely impressing the night’s guest, drummer Nick Mason. Watch the Shins do “Breathe” below (non-U.S. readers can check it out here). Full schedule of the week’s covers below that.
Monday: The Shins, “Breathe”
Tuesday: Foo Fighters ft. Roger Waters, “In the Flesh”
Wednesday: MGMT, “Lucifer Sam”
Thursday: Dierks Bentley, “Wish You Were Here”
Friday: Pearl Jam, “Mother”