Here are three of my favorite YouTube videos of 2008. (1) The Grizzly Bear performance is dazzling; I probably watched it twenty times. (2) Gillis pulls a remix out of his ass, likens his process to your band's last Beatles ripoff, subtly toots his own horn, and smirks. (3) The Bon Iver song builds to a percussive and emotive frenzy. For me, this band strikes the same nerve that Elliot Smith's music does. Dig 'em.
Grizzly Bear 'Two Weeks' on Letterman June 08
Greg Gillis (Girl Talk) mashes up Elvis Costello
Bon Iver 'Skinny Love' on Letterman 12/11/08