Grizzly Bear - "Yet Again"

Here’s another new one from Grizzly Bear’s forthcoming Shields, a lush, pretty rocker filled with the group’s signature harmonies. It’s called “Yet Again” and it was premiered earlier today on BBC 1. Stream it below.

Shields is out 9/18 on Warp. They’ll play the song during the broadcast of Stephen Colbert’s StePhest Colbchella ’012 next week.

Comments (145)
  1. Calling a Grizzly Bear song “lush” is a bit redundant at this point, no? Lovely.

  2. See, Animal Collective. This is how you make your audience excited.

  3. Grizzly Bear have done it Yet Again!



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  4. Sounds like what would happen if Grizzly Bear made a song for a Shins’ record, and then it explodes at the end in sonic dissonance that GB does so well.

  5. I wont go so far as to say they copied, but the intro sounds a whole bunch like wintersleeps baltic.

  6. after two songs, I can say it…. (hell I’m an american, were all about rush judgements) — album of the year. Its sorta different, more evolved sound but its still grizzly bear, yes yes yes.

  7. Must. Have. More.

  8. Sounds like Other Lives to me.

    I like it.

  9. this song is very disrespectful to the haters

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  11. Love the production and sound, but as usual with Grizzly Bear the actual song does very little for me. The chorus is especially uninteresting.

    And one dude was right, this sounds a ton like Wintersleep (which is a great band by the way) at the beginning.

  12. Holy crap! I Can’t believe there is going to be more after this to come. Can’t wait until September! I want it all noooow, please! Best album of 2012–calling it.

  13. Yeah this is going to be the album of the year.

  14. Absolutely one of my most favorite songs they’ve ever written. On repeat forever.

  15. I am so anxious to hear more. they have evolved and grown so much. without a doubt will be their best and most refined release to date

  16. ………………wow. Fucking radical!

  17. Too beautiful for words.

  18. You guys, this song literally just came out. I don’t understand how it can already be one of our favorite Grizzly Bear songs of all time. Let it marinate.

  19. looking at the comments everyone seems to be in agreement bout this and shields

  20. I am in love with this song. Can’t wait for the rest of the album, and even better, the live show at the Greek!

  21. I’m feeling a little Cass McCombs influence on this as well. Excited to hear more.

  22. I can’t stop. It’s just so amazing I’m losing my mind! Ahhhhhhhh

  23. Sounds a lot like “Knives Out”, no?

  24. This song coupled with the last are total game changers for this band, next. Level. Shit. Really really surprisingly good

  25. I love this song. Grizzly Bear at their best! I’m lucky enough to have heard “Shields” in its entirety and I really think it’s their strongest album yet!

  26. These guys just keep getting better, which is insane because they were always so good. This song makes me want to dance like a leaf in the wind. Ed’s voice! The guitars! Everything!

  27. Wonderful… Ed’s voice being more forward is awesome. Chris’ drums on both tracks are more aggressive. Cleaner production. It’s new and i love it!

  28. Can’t wait to see how they play this live! This recording has such an amazing energy to it, I can only imagine what it’s going to be like in person from such an amazing live band.

  29. this is tit dece – like the highest of praises. just what i was hoping for. these bros, like, they just know. i think this could be the teen dream to their devotion dudes, or the bloom to their teen dream because it’s all titty galore and i’m just along for the ogling (sorry-i’m not.)

  30. It gets better and better with each listen. There’s so much nuance and texture, it’s pure auditory pleasure.

  31. ^^^^ WIN

    This will probably be my favorite album of the year. The other lives comparison is spot on. Drums sound as awesome as tame impala.

  32. Yes!!!! Super duper fantastical wondersauce. I just want more, more, more of Shields. Ed kills it on this track!

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  34. Straight-forward but tight and emotive. The production work at the end just leaves me godsmacked.

    I can see this album appealing beyond the indie demographic. Grammy, maybe?

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    • No, there was never a need to compare the two completely different groups in the first place (unless it is your job or you are a list fetishist). I could maybe see a comparison between groups with similar aesthetics, influences, and career trajectories (Grizzly Bear vs. Fleet Foxes or Animal Collective vs…The Residents? (Maybe Liars from a trajectory standpoint)) but I don’t see the need to do Grizzly Bear vs. Animal Collective (Four LP’s perfecting one direction vs. Nine LP’s going in different directions is absurd).

      I love the music of both of these groups, and I’ll just cut to the chase and say that I am not a fan of the progeny of Hipster Runoff who took the joke too far. I don’t mean to be an asshole, but every time you open your mouth about either group, you sound similar to the “music snob teenage boys” that you detest. If I am missing your sarcasm, sorry, it is over my head; if not, I would advise waiting for Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear to release the remaining ten and eight tracks of their albums, respectively, so that in the future, you won’t have to backtrack on any statements you make about them.

      • i understand the AC vs GB debate to the extant that they’ve both released some of the most anticipated records of the year in 2009 and again in 2012 (and the Dirty P’s are definitely part of this debate, too). but Ass-Kicked89 is right, thats where it should end because there is really no other comparison to be made.

        but trinity, your statements on AC being a hipster phish jam band for alt bros just make me think you saw them live and were pissed that they didn’t play My Girls (since u luv the panda). so they like to extend some of their songs and transition them into each other when they play live, so what? from their standpoint, that is probably really fun for them and is a good way to not get sick of playing the same songs over and over again for 2 yrs straight. keeps it interesting, even though a lot of the audience might not be into it. anyway their music is, obviously, COMPLETELY different from so-called jam bands… but, the minute they start playing rock standards and having 15 min guitar solos – then you can call them a ‘jam band’. also nobody i personally know who listens to them is an alt bro. so, your generalizations (clearly showing distaste, for whatever reason) don’t really hold up.

        as for Today’s Supernatural, its probably not gonna be anyone’s favorite from the album, but i’m surprised so many people can’t handle it. its really not that crazy compared to basically any other song of their’s. maybe a bit faster paced than usual, but thats it.

    • How are Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective similar in the first place? The former group’s music has always been organic and linear whereas the latter band’s music has often NOT been organic and linear. Futhermore, I’ve always felt as if GB have been focused on refining their sound while AC have been focused on completely changing their sound from record to record. They are two groups with two completely different musical paths, IMO, and to name your preference for one over the area is like saying that you fancy nutella more than peanut-butter.

      If somebody wants to compare groups then maybe pit GB against the Microphones/Mount Eeerie and AC against Liars or Black Dice/Eric Copeland.

    • I agree with you 100%

  36. Incredible work by these fellas…yet again. (See what I did there?)
    GB never ceases to amaze with their ability to have such a lush sound…while still giving each instrument/sound room to breath. Talented dudes and I’m beyond psyched for the new record!

  37. So smooth! Love the direction they are going with Shields from what I’ve heard so far. So excited to hear the rest. This is just as exciting Sleeping Ute and so different too. Diversity is what always keeps me coming back for more with these guys.

  38. i’ll listen to this and sleeping ute over and over, while i wait for the others,

  39. i liked how airy a lot of yellow house was-
    lots of just creepy rests and what not-
    just slowed down and sad sounding with these big bursting riffs…

    didnt care for veckamist (or however you spell it) and this track is just kind of whatever- theres no wow moment no ooooo listen to that moment except for the outro of the song that gets kind of crazy.

    whatever, grizzly bears good im sure the cd wont be terrible.

    to all the AC comments- todays supernatural is much more interesting and rewarding than this track here. just got a lot more going on with an over all stand out vocal line and it just makes me anxious with all of its swirly-ness.

    i dont know- who cares



  41. okay, i like the song but i’m having a hard time believing that a bear had anything to do with the making of it.

  42. song makes me think of winter days and roasting a marshmellow on the fire

  43. lol this is gay as hell. no troll either. just a shit fucking song.

  44. amaaaaazing new song from grizzly bear!!! sooooo good, start to finish. loving how they are evolving… and ed’s voice is sounding better than ever! now i really CAN’T WAIT FOR THE ALBUM.

  45. It’s not a bad song. It ain’t no “On a Neck, On a Spit”, but I’ll deal. I think this song would benefit from shaving about two minutes off it. It’s pretty repetitive. And that freak-out ending is a tad jarring.

  46. I loved Sleeping Ute, this one, not so much sadly enough… It’s not a bad song at all, I love this band since I first listened to Knife and I’m not expecting them to sound the same in all their records but this song is a tad generic compared to their other work, I guess I don’t hear that Grizzly Bear sound in this one, cute but, I expected to be mind blown.
    I’m still looking forward listening the whole album regardless, I don’t love them any less.

  47. Grizzly Bear write some hooky songs, but the hooks are often just the beginning. Deep listening reveals all kinds of beautiful details and shifting textures. This one is a prime example- it just keeps opening up until it explodes in a glorious squall. Chris Bear is all over this beat- good Lord (and bringing back some of that Little Brother whip-crack sound)! Guitars just seem to streak through, gloriously. Ed sounds so expressive and commanding, with some nice, subtle harmonies layered in. And the bass on the chorus is almost subliminally deep, holding everything in place. This band inspires an almost embarrassing amount of gushing (definitely from me), but they make gorgeous music. Gotta give it up!

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