I'm sure most of you have heard this already, but for those of you who haven't: join me in listening to the most surreal moment in music this year. Michael McDonald singing "While You Wait for the Others", the second single off Grizzly Bear's luminous second LP, Veckatimest. (Yes, that Michael McDonald. The old guy with the white beard who used to rock out in Doobie Brothers and who sings like an insane person.)
I don't quite know what to do with this track. "While You Wait for the Others" was one of my top five favorite songs of the past year, and then the band brings in one of the most ridiculed singers alive to sing it for the B-side of their single. Are Grizzly Bear fans of McDonald? Or is this some joke? (If it is a joke, it's a pretty mean one. I think. Then again, McDonald could use the work, I guess.)
Basically, I've been scratching my head about this for a good week or two. Check it out.