The Shins Cover Pink Floyd on Fallon

September 26, 2011


James Mercer and his brand new Shins lineup just opened up Jimmy Fallon’s week-long tribute to Pink Floyd on Late Night with a faithful take on “Breathe,” track #2 off the iconic psych-rock band’s 1973 concept LP, The Dark Side of the Moon. Mercer’s work testing this cover out on the road for a number of years has paid off with a well-honed rendition here, but most notable perhaps is how seamlessly he settles into David Gilmour’s lead vocal with a hint of his trademark melancholy. Check out the clip above.

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