While You Wait for the Others
|"While You Wait for the Others"|
|Single by Grizzly Bear|
|from the album Veckatimest|
|B-side||"While You Wait for the Others (feat. Michael McDonald)"|
|Released||August 31, 2009|
|Genre||Indie rock, surf rock, art rock, experimental rock, psychedelic pop, lo-fi|
|Writer(s)||Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear|
|Grizzly Bear singles chronology|
"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.
Upon release, Pitchfork gave the song their first ever 10/10 review, stating that the track "proves what Grizzly Bear are capable of when they try and meet the pop-inclined listener halfway."
Michael McDonald collaboration
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.||”|
|1.||"While You Wait for the Others"||4:29|
|2.||"While You Wait for the Others" (feat. Michael McDonald)||4:29|
-  Archived May 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Grizzly Bear: "While You Wait For the Others" | Tracks". Pitchfork. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- Bradley, Gene. "Michael McDonald Talks Grizzly Bear Collaboration :: Music :: News :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
-  Archived December 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Watch Grizzly Bear's "While You Wait for the Others" Video | News". Pitchfork. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2012-03-15.