Anybody catch Okkerville River on Letterman last night?
The clip isn't on YouTube yet, but here's the most recent official video.
In any case, I found them...frustrating. Like a lot of current, critically acclaimed bands that seem to be designed with my mind in mind they struck me as just almost good. Everything seems to be there -- attitude, songwriting chops, an attractive overall sound, plus(in Greil Marcus' apt phrase) a hunger for novelty balanced with a reverence for the past -- but there's something indefinable missing.
For me, anyway.