I am slowly beginning to understand the appeal of Grizzly Bear. I picked up Veckatimest about a week ago, and I get it - its pretty harmonies, its complicated compositions, its fussy perfectionism. Which is not to say that its my cup of tea. Give me The National or Arcade Fire or TV On the Radio or Wilco any day. But I can appreciate it, and I understand why so many influential critics believe it to be one of the best albums of the year.
Grizzly Bear played The Late Show with David Letterman last week, and it was the best I have ever heard them sound. Here's the clip: