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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

S.F.'s Girls Make Their TV Debut on Jimmy Fallon, with Backup Singers

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

click to enlarge Girls on TV Tuesday night.
  • Girls on TV Tuesday night.

Musical performances on late-night shows are always a crapshoot, but San Francisco's Girls sounded great in their TV debut on Tuesday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band played two songs from its new (out this week!) album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost -- "Honey Bunny" for the main broadcast, and "My Ma" as a web exclusive.

Apparently, NBC producers wouldn't let Girls' bassist/producer J.R. White drape a rainbow flag over his bass amp in a show of gay pride solidarity (sigh). But they did let the band have three backup singers, which was kinda cool. We loved watching the middle singer smile and touch her long locks as she sang the line, "they don't like my dirty hair," from "Honey Bunny."

Overall, it was a successful debut for this S.F. band, whose sophomore album seems to rack up more praise every day. (Even NPR liked it!) Check out video of the performances after the jump.

"Honey Bunny":

"My Ma":

In what the band's label, Matador, is calling the "first-ever nationwide in-store," Girls will play a show at Grimey's in Nashville this Friday that will be live-streamed to the websites and Facebook pages of numerous independent record stores around the country, including Amoeba and Rasputin.

And if you want to see the band perform in the same room with you, Girls play their next hometown shows Oct. 8 and 9 at Great American Music Hall.


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