Ever wonder what will happen during the last five minutes of late-night TV talk shows? Here are tonight’s notable performers:
Late Show With David Letterman (CBS): Grizzly Bear
Read New York‘s kingmaking profile of Grizzly Bear and try not to hate music journalists. Though we like to needle music critic Sasha Frere-Jones from time to time, his analysis of Grizzly Bear in last week’s New Yorker was a fair and insightful characterization of Ed Droste’s Brooklyn outfit: a little bit Brian Wilson, a little bit Sufjan Stevens. (Disclaimer: Frere-Jones is wrong to say Grizzly Bear is never precious in its arrangements, however. It also dawned on us that, as he makes the connection between the vocal approaches of indie-rock outfits Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, there is not much “rock” in indie rock these days.) Enough with the critiquing of critics—we bet Grizzly Bear plays “Two Weeks” from Veckatimest (Warp).
“Two Weeks” (live on Letterman, 2008) (download):