As we all wind our way through the long Labor Day weekend, here are a couple tracks that have been on my mind this past week:
With Mayer Hawthorne, you already know what you’re going to get – updated blue-eyed soul, and this track is the old school feeling standout on an excellently retro album.
Grizzly Bear – While You Wait for the Others (feat. Michael McDonald) (mp3) from While You Wait For the Others [Single]
After hearing this, I longed for the guys who made Yacht Rock to come back just to make fun of the process by which it came about. I can’t say that I think the results here are good or bad. This update takes a great song, keeps the skeleton of it, and then replaces the internals with other equally viable, just slightly older organs. I guess that makes it worse, but it’s an interesting listen regardless.