Yesterday was not a completely eventful day in the blogosphere, but via GvB I did discover one of the best tracks I've heard in a long time. Grizzly Bear, who's Veckatimest album is easily one of the year's best thus far, recently put out their newest 7" for the single "While You Wait For the Others". The real story here though, is the b-side which finds Mr. Blue-eyed Soul himself, Michael McDonald, taking over lead vocal duties over the Grizzly Bear instrumental.
While his voice is a little jarring when it comes in on the first verse (especially if you've just listened to the A-side), he quickly wins you over by verse 2 with his gut-wrenchingly soulful take on the track. It also gave me an experience I haven't had in some time, which is being somewhere and not being able to get back to my car simply because I knew I had this track in there waiting for me to hear it again --and even upon subsequent listens it didn't disappoint.
The only thing that would make this track any better is if it was featured in a new episode of Yacht Rock.
MP3: Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others (Original Version)
BUY: Grizzly Bear - Whil You Wait For The Others (feat. Michael McDonald) from iTunes.