Video: Fleet Foxes play “Sim Sala Bim” on Jimmy Fallon
If Jimmy Fallon wants to be known as the talk show host with the best musical guests he’s certainly going about it the right way. Last week Seattle folk rock five-piece Fleet Foxes stopped by the show to perform “Sim Sala Bim” from their new critically aclaimed album ‘Helplessness Blues’.
After the show frontman Robin Pecknold tweeted about a slight technical problem, “It’s getting hilarious how something goes wrong every time we play on TV. Bass pedals broke between soundcheck + taping!”.
And here’s a piece of trivia for you: the title of the song “Sim Sala Bim” was the catchphrase of Dante the Magician, a Danish-born American perormer who borrowed the nonsense words from a Danish children’s song. Now you know…
Watch Fleet Foxes perform “Sim Sala Bim” On Jimmy Fallon:
Fleet Foxes’ ‘Helplessness Blues’ is out now on Sub Pop through Inertia