Grizzly Bear

2013-04-24 12:23:37 UTC

Brooklyn NY, United States (2004 – present)

Grizzly Bear is a four-piece indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. Their music utilizes melody and ambiance in conjunction with hazy-eyed choruses, whistles, piano, banjo, and several woodwind instruments. Grizzly Bear was originally the solo project of Edward Droste (vocals/guitar), who recorded his debut album Horn Of Plenty at home. The record was originally meant for his friends, but it eventually circulated and got a proper release in 2004, this time with the help of Christopher Bear (drums/vocals). A re-release with a bonus disc of remixes was issued in 2005.

2005 also saw the addition of the two other band members, Chris Taylor (woodwinds/electronics/engineering/production) and Daniel Rossen (vocals/guitar). Playing as a four piece allowed the complexity of sound that was recorded on Horn of Plenty to be played live. The band toured throughout the year, playing songs off the first album as well as some of the new songs they were collectively writing that would make up Yellow House.

An album of Droste’s early demo recordings, Sorry for the Delay, was released in 2006. Later that year they signed to Warp to release Yellow House on September 4th, 2006, to great acclaim. In 2007, the band released Friend EP, which features outtakes, alternate versions, and covers done by CSS, Band of Horses, and Atlas Sound. In addition, members of the Dirty Projectors and Beirut collaborated with the band on “Alligator” and the EP’s hidden track. The band released their third full length, Veckatimest, on May 26th of 2009.

[ New Antiques.COM ] ~ One of the most anticipated albums of the year and possibly the album I have been itching for the most is finally in my possession: “Shields”. I adore Grizzly Bear, CANT and Department of Eagles it seems anything any member of this group dabbles in is masterful and ‘Shields’ is no exception… We all knew following up “Veckatimest” would be an incredible feat. However, there is something about ‘Shields’ which has allowed them to complete this task seemingly with ease.

The opening track [above] ‘Sleeping Ute’ is reminiscent of the past GB albums whilst adding a new ‘modern’ ambience, unique to ‘Shields’. With hints of CANT and a very ‘In Ear Park’’ kind of outbreak towards the end Sleeping Ute is the evolutionary scale of Grizzly Bear. With this modern growth to Grizzly Bear comes tracks such as “Speak In Rounds” or “Gun-Shy” which carry concepts of the “Age of Indie” and “Folk Revival Period”, in which we are trapped, to a new individual level and definition. Much like “Veckatimest”, ‘Shields’ is an album that stands out from those of other bands to which they are often compared e.g Fleet Foxes and seems to be birthed from personal inspiration.

[ Shields ]. I for one and I hate to admit it as its going to sound strange coming from me but the truth is I've never been a huge fan of the [ Grizzly Bear ] but this album takes the best bits from Yellow House & Veckatimest and refines them into something else. The album feels like an extended evolution from both previous efforts. It's just sublime from start to finish. CLOSE YOUR EYES AND GET THEM ALL.

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New York City DJ/producer Nicolas Jaar takes Brooklyn-based quartet Grizzly Bear's "Sleeping Ute" and gives it his own deep house flavor for the official remix. Part of a collaborative 12-inch vinyl Jaar released for Saturday's International Record Store Day, the reworking strips the track of its original raw sounding guitars and drums. Making use of a minimal drum beat and slowed down, echoing vocals, the remix gets a haunting vibe typical of the electronic genre. While there is no word on plans for a digital release, you can stream Jaar's revision of "Sleeping Ute" below. And for all you vinyl heads, be sure to pick up Jaar's contribution to Record Store Day, which also includes a remix of Brian Eno's "Lux," if you ever come across it.

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Brian Eno & Grizzly Bear - Lux Sleeping Ute Artist - Brian Eno & Grizzly Bear Album - Lux / Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remixes) Release Date - 2013 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk [ SUPERB ] Tracklist 1 LUX, BY BRIAN ENO [NICOLAS JAAR REMIX] 2 SLEEPING UTE, BY GRIZZLY BEAR [NICOLAS JAAR REMIX] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brian Eno & Grizzly Bear - Lux / Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remixes) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Shields [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk [ SUPERB ] Tracklist 01 “Sleeping Ute” 02 “Speak In Rounds” 03 “Adelma” 04 “Yet Again” 05 “The Hunt” 06 “A Simple Answer” 07 “What’s Wrong” 08 “Gun-Shy” 09 “Half Gate” 10 “Sun In Your Eyes” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Shields -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Horn of Plenty Release Date - 2004 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk Tracklist 01 Deep Sea Diver 4:47 02 Don't Ask 3:28 03 Alligator 1:23 04 Campfire 4:13 05 Shift 2:19 06 Disappearing Act 4:24 07 Fix It 3:47 08 Merge 2:24 09 A Good Place 3:18 10 Showcase 4:50 11 La Duchess Anne 4:20 12 Eavesdropping 3:51 13 Service Bell 2:00 14 This Song 3:38 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Horn of Plenty Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Veckatimest (Bonus Tracks) Release Date - 2009 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk Tracklist 1 Southern Point (KCRW Session) 5:23 2 All We Ask (KCMP Session) 4:32 3 Ready, Able (KCRW Session) 4:07 4 Foreground (Duyster Session) 3:08 5 Two Weeks (BBC Maida Vale Session) 4:04 6 Dory (World Café Session) 3:38 7 While You Wait for the Others (BBC Maida Vale Session) 4:30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (Bonus Tracks) Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Friend EP Release Date - 2007 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk Tracklist 01 Alligator (Choir Version) 5:14 02 He Hit Me 4:23 03 Little Brother (Electric) 6:31 04 Shift (Alternate Version) 3:32 05 Plans (Terrible vs. Nonhorse: Sounds Edit) 1:38 06 Granny Diner 4:49 07 CSS - Knife 3:16 08 Band of Horses - Plans 3:25 09 Atlas Sound - Knife 4:56 10 Deep Blue Sea (Daniel Rossen Home Recording) 3:20 11 Untitled Track 2:29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Friend EP Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Live on KEXP: Seattle, WA (2/16/2007) Release Date - 2007 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk Tracklist 01 - Intro 02 - Easier 03 - Plans 04 - Shift 05 - Service Bell 06 - Knife 07 - On a Neck, On a Spit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Live on KEXP: Seattle, WA (2/16/2007) Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Sorry for the Delay Release Date - 2006 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk Tracklist 1 Sorry for the Delay 3:30 2 Sure Thing 6:49 3 A Leader Always Carries a Stick 4:11 4 Particular to What 4:39 5 August March 3:15 6 Owner of a Lonely Heart 3:10 7 Fragments 2:37 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Sorry for the Delay Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Yellow House Release Date - 2006 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk Tracklist 01 Easier 3:43 02 Lullabye 5:14 03 Knife 5:14 04 Central and Remote 4:54 05 Little Brother 6:25 06 Plans 4:17 07 Marla 4:56 08 On a Neck, On a Spit 5:47 09 Reprise 3:20 10 Colorado 6:14 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Yellow House Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Grizzly Bear Album - Veckatimest Release Date - 2009 Genre - Indie, Experimental, Folk, Experimental-folk, Psychedelic-folk Tracklist 01 Southern Point 5:03 02 Two Weeks 4:03 03 All We Ask 5:22 04 Fine for Now 5:31 05 Cheerleader 4:54 06 Dory 4:26 07 Ready, Able 4:17 08 About Face 3:22 09 Hold Still 2:25 10 While You Wait for the Others 4:30 11 I Live With You 4:58 12 Foreground 3:35 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Beach House | George Dorn Screams | Trespassers William | Film School | TwinSisterMoon --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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