Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”

By Amrit Singh / June 5, 2012

Behold, the opening track from Grizzly Bear’s full-length followup to Veckatimest. TODAY WE ARE ALL GRIZZLY BEARS. Fun Fact about that new Grizzly Bear press photo above: The fourth younger dude in flannel sort of obscured in the shot above is not Dan Rossen! But don’t worry, “Sleeping Ute” is definitely an electric Dan Rossen song. It’s in 6/8, and showcases DR’s “psychedelic tempest” songwriting side. Grizzly Bear, it should be said, likes to open albums this way. (See also Veckatimest‘s lead-in, “Southern Point.”)

The new Grizz album is title TBA, though date and label certain (9/18 via Warp). The band has lined up a world tour which starts at the end of August in Europe and includes a headlining set at Radio City this fall. That’s all still a ways off. “Sleeping Ute” — along with the full album tracklist and those tour dates — is here:

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”

ON TOUR:
8/28 – Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
8/29 – Nottingham, UK @ Albert Hall
8/31 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Festival
9/1 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival at Larmer Tree Gardens
9/16 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
9/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
9/18 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
9/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/22 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
9/23 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia de Montreal
9/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
9/26 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
9/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
9/29 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
9/30 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
10/1 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/4 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
10/5 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
10/6 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/9 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/17 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
10/18 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
10/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
10/21 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
10/22 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
10/26 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
10/27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
10/28 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer
10/30 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel and Gefaehrlich
10/31 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
11/2 – Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
11/1-3 – Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
11/4 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
11/5 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
11/20 – Wellington, New Zealand @ Opera House
11/21 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Bruce Mason