Southern soul rockers Alabama Shakes stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to play the slow burning “Be Mine” off of their debut LP Boys & Girls. Ahead of their performance, Fallon warned that, “If you don’t know these guys yet, you’re gonna fall in love.” And, oh boy, he was right. You might need to hold on for this one.
At first, the song oozes out of the awesome Brittany Howard, the guitar riff following leisurely behind. “I’ll tell you why I took a shine to you,” she intones. But then, at about three minutes something catches, sparking the powerhouse within Howard. The band starts banging, and wailing “be my baby” again and again, she takes us home. Phewf! Jimmy was right.
Alabama Shakes — “Be Mine” 6/25 Fallon [AudioPerv]
Elsewhere in late night:
The Offspring performed “Days Go By” and “Self Esteem” on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Delta Rae performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Diamond Rugs played “Blue Mountains” on the Late Show with David Letterman