Video: Grizzly Bear Are “Ready, Able” on Letterman

My favorite song off Veckatimest gets the royal treatment on the Late Show with David Letterman. He seriously killed it with the musical guests last week.

Grizzly Bear – “Ready, Able” on Letterman 7/16 [YouTube]

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  • http://phishandthedead.blogspot.com/ sam martin

    i really don’t get grizzly bear. i’ve never seen them live, and do not know their music well enough to be a critic, but what i have heard/seen, including this clip mkaes me ask, :what’s the big dealio?”….
    enlighten me fans, please!
    sam

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      For me, I got to these guys after I started falling in love with Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes…probably all for the vocals at first. I saw these guys live at a festival when the sun was setting on a beautiful day, and I felt like I was watching the new Beach Boys or something. Their melodies, their time-meters, all of it just feels very new to me….and yet totally familiar and old and comfortable. Music that can do that to you is really impressive.

      Marco Benevento mentions this in an interview lately. He says, “he tries to write songs that would sound like a cover to someone…they’ll say ‘what is that’ when it’s something i wrote, like they’re searching for where they’ve heard that before.” I’m horribly paraphrasing, but the gist is — it’s NEW music that sounds like it was written before. An instant classic so to that speak. It could have fit perfectly with artists from 1969. Ala Dr. Dog. Ala Fleet Foxes. blah blah blah

      Uhm, I just really like it. :)

  • http://phishandthedead.blogspot.com/ sam martin

    i really don’t get grizzly bear. i’ve never seen them live, and do not know their music well enough to be a critic, but what i have heard/seen, including this clip mkaes me ask, :what’s the big dealio?”….
    enlighten me fans, please!
    sam

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      For me, I got to these guys after I started falling in love with Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes…probably all for the vocals at first. I saw these guys live at a festival when the sun was setting on a beautiful day, and I felt like I was watching the new Beach Boys or something. Their melodies, their time-meters, all of it just feels very new to me….and yet totally familiar and old and comfortable. Music that can do that to you is really impressive.

      Marco Benevento mentions this in an interview lately. He says, “he tries to write songs that would sound like a cover to someone…they’ll say ‘what is that’ when it’s something i wrote, like they’re searching for where they’ve heard that before.” I’m horribly paraphrasing, but the gist is — it’s NEW music that sounds like it was written before. An instant classic so to that speak. It could have fit perfectly with artists from 1969. Ala Dr. Dog. Ala Fleet Foxes. blah blah blah

      Uhm, I just really like it. :)

  • http://www.allaroundmusicblog.com Ryan

    I saw them on Conan a couple of weeks ago and I thought that they did very well. I was very interested as to how they were going to pull it off and it wasn’t that bad. I am not a huge fan of grizzly bear, but I would definitely choose to listen to them over a lot of the other bands that are out there today.

  • http://www.allaroundmusicblog.com Ryan

    I saw them on Conan a couple of weeks ago and I thought that they did very well. I was very interested as to how they were going to pull it off and it wasn’t that bad. I am not a huge fan of grizzly bear, but I would definitely choose to listen to them over a lot of the other bands that are out there today.