We continue to look at some of the best live performances from the David Letterman Show. Sometimes what a Letterman performance can do is push the casual listener into a fan frenzy. You are searching the internet the next morning looking and looking for that playback video so that you can watch it over and over again. With Grizzly Bear, I had heard many good reviews of the record. Veckatimest sounded like a heavily produced record. The guys were definitely good at manipulating the 1’s and 0’s but how could they perform live as a band. To find out I turned to the David Letterman Show. This Brooklyn band took one of their most challenging works and went for it. This is a brave band and that is shown in their recordings as well as their live performance on Letterman. Remember, this opportunity can really increase your fan base. I think it is always better to go for it on Letterman than to play it safe.
Grizzly Bear decided to play “Ready, Able,” off of Veckatimest with string section. The vocals are beautiful, the playing is spot on, and the live string section (which is something you can do on Letterman) really adds more brilliance to the song. I would say that this live version is better than the album version.
Be sure to come back for 8 through 1. At #9, I give you Grizzly Bear performing “Ready, Able”
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