Watch Alabama Shakes shake it on ‘Letterman’

You’ve gotta love David Letterman’s old-timey way of talking about music. Introducing Alabama Shakes on the show last night he described them as “a wonderful, terrific rock and roll band.” And you know what Dave, dammit, you’re right. They are a wonderful, terrific rock and roll band.

Brittany Howard sings somewhere in the range and timbre of a Followill brother but with more authenticity. Their sound and the songs themselves are effortlessly classy and soulful. As Dave says after their performance, what else do you want?

Their album “Boys & Girls” just released this week, and NPR is still streaming the whole thing. Check out the single “Hold On” below.