Jimmy Fallon Dances to MN Band’s Song “Sweatpants”
The Minneapolis-based band got some unexpected attention thanks for a surprise feature on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Last Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon brought back a recurring bit called "Do Not Play" where he features songs with ridiculous titles, artwork, lyrics or melodies. Making Wednesday's cut were Canadian singer Myron Cotton's "Angel of the Night" (Fallon joked "I've never heard someone record an album while they're learning the instrument."); Tonio K's five-minute long track "I'm Supposed to Have Sex With You;" and NYC-based singer/songwriter Meredith Monk's painfully lilting "Fear and Loathing in Gotham -- Gotham Lullaby" ("I think that's dolphin for 'I'm supposed to have sex with you,'" Fallon joked).
Rounding out the bit was a song by Minneapolis-based band Apollo Cobra called "Sweatpants." Despite teasing every song before, Fallon nearly immediately begins bobbing and bouncing along to the synth-driven retro-funk jam.
"No jeans, no slacks, no corduroys, no khakis/I'm loose, I'm cool, don't call my sweatpants tacky," go the lyrics.
As the song hits the chorus -- simply repeating the word "sweatpants," -- Fallon begins singing along andThe Roots join in playing.
The bit led to an unprecedented amount of attention for the band, who took to Facebook to say:
"We were not prepared for The Jimmy Fallon segment. All we can be is very thankful for all the support we have received in the last few days and welcome some new fans as well. We uploaded as quick as we could to the stores and iTunes is the first one. Should be up on all the other stores very soon along with some other goodies. Here is the link, thanks so much everybody!"
They also said they're working on a music video they hope to have "finished up quickly."
Here's the full song "Sweatpants" by Apollo Cobra: