One night after Chris Cornell and two Avett Brothers covered Pearl Jam’s “Footsteps” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the show’s Pearl Jam week continued with Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold, Pearl Jam’s fellow Seattle rock dude, taking on the Vitalogy classic “Corduroy,” the band’s best song. This was Pecknold’s first time on TV in a couple of years, and he looks different, his hair newly short and his once-voluminous beard reduced to a ghost of a scruff. Pecknold performed with a one-off trio, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen on guitar and Neal Morgan on drums, and offered up a stripped-back and trebly but intricate and convincing take on the song. Watch the performance below.
Robin Pecknold: Kinda handsome! Who knew!