"While You Wait for the Others" is a song by Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear, and the second single from the band's third studio album, Veckatimest. The song was released as a single on August 31, 2009.
Michael McDonald, of the Doobie Brothers, performs lead vocals on the single's b-side - the same track with the lead vocals replaced by McDonald's. McDonald states that Grizzly Bear's songs are "alluring and interesting. So when they mentioned to me about doing this, I said absolutely."
My ex-girlfriend's dad was a bass player in that yacht rock scene-- he actually played with Kenny Loggins and the Fleetwood Mac crew. So she asked him, "Do you ever keep in touch with Michael McDonald, dad?" And he said, "Yeah, I talk to him every week!" So we sent Michael the record. He had never heard of us, but he really liked the songs and wanted to be a part of it.