You know something’s going well when you can get a room full of drunks to shut up and watch David Letterman at 12:20AM. At the viewing party last night at Hi Fi, it was pretty much silence and smiles. Doveman’s in the back rolling on some arpeggios, Ed’s upfront on the omnichord, Rossen’s flashing a seated look at the keys, the Chrisses are locked in. It took a wait of three weeks, but last night we finally got the new Droste/Bear cut “Two Weeks.” Signature harmonies? Check. So much sunshine? Check. Another silly good look at what’s shaping up to be the Grizzly pop album everybody’s hoping for? Check, please.

Letterman’s guest last night was John C. Reilly. Unfortunately the band never met him. Fortunately, you guys are great at ripping MP3s from videos:

Previously in why the new Grizzly Bear record will probably own your face.

Comments (48)
  1. I sent in the Audio for this to the band, by the way.

    Brilliant song. Next album will be the greatest ever made.

  2. sammi  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    this is beyond amazing and I hate hyperbole


  3. arthur  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    something about the electric piano, bass, and drumbeat reminds me of early walkmen. which is never a bad thing. reverb soak.

  4. Tom Tom  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    Their new album will own, I am sure of it.

  5. very well said stereogum

    they keep roling out the classics dont they.
    im gonna go outside and listen to this every sunny day for the rest of my life

  6. chr  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    Loves it. New album will kill

  7. matt  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    god you people are boring

  8. paul  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    not quite as boring as the song, though. sunshine and harmonies really brainwashed an inbred indie-yuppie generation. there was a time I longed for the beach boys to come back in pop fashion. man that was a long time ago.

    i like AIDS Bear better, anyway.

  9. Rob  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    amazing song. i really do believe this album will be a classic. i have played this song and “while you wait for the others” so many times already.

  10. hehitme  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0


  11. So who went to HiFi last night? How is the new of Montreal???

    I like how they disabled the comments in that earlier post to keep all the angry folks away :)

  12. william  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    I am as big of a fan as they have. this song isn’t my favorite of theirs, but what is amazing to me is the early quality. the song is great and its new material. stuff they write is barreled and let loose post record and ages into something ridiculous. with new material this good, who knows how incredible it will be when they have time to fiddle with it some more. this record is going to be fucking amazing, and seeing them live will continue to be fucking amazing.

  13. heeb  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    why oh why must cbs take down these videos. and why oh why must they continually make insanely great songs.

    it’s making me and my band really look like shit

  14. heebagain  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    head over heels

    i’m literally playing this on repeat

  15. Ian  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    I didn’t really care about Grizzly Bear at all, I don’t even know why I bothered watching that video. All I know is that I am glad I did, this song is wonderful and that voice is to die for.

  16. i get a mystery jets feel somewhat

  17. erik  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    it’s grizzly bear’s “it’s the hard knock life”. not necessarily a bad thing.

  18. Sean Jean  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    Cool song, but it loses a lot of the momentum at the chorus.

    Did Jim James let him borrow his omnichord?

  19. Jay Leno  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    Does anyone else think Chris Taylor looks like one of the marionettes from Team America?

  20. mike  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    wow. jay leno! i laughed my ass off at that comment. i can see it too!

  21. RT  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    >Did Jim James let him borrow his omnichord

    The Omnichord has been around some 25 years…. Jim James isn’t the first person to use it & by far will be the last…

  22. if the whole album sounds like this and “while you wait for the others”, i can’t imagine a scenario in which i would ever stop playing it.


  24. Jack  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    So…. no Of Montreal Post??? And Dr. Dog’s new album is in heavy rotation but you won’t link it to their myspace page where its streaming??

    I’d just email tips@stereogum but you’re too big of assholes to say thank you.

  25. tommy  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2008 0

    uggh. now i gotta go dump my omnichord in the trash. for some reason i thought i invented it, but oh yeah i bought it on ebay.

  26. ursula  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2008 0





  27. tennessee  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2008 0

    radiohead + grizzly bear = show of the summer

  28. christian  |   Posted on Jul 25th, 2008 0

    what a great band.

    but does anyone else hear those opening notes and expect the big drumroll into “i got a hand so i got….” of wolf parade’s “dear sons and daughters of hungry ghosts”? just me?

    • You’re not alone in expecting the Wolf Parade song. I always start singing that one before I realize what song is playing.

  29. CTA  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2008 0

    I was gonna say that they made me think of a lobotomized three dog night with something vaguely human league going on but i picked up on the tastey yes/mc cartney bass hookey ness the second time i watched. maybe lobotomized three dog night is good enough…

  30. pynchon  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2008 0

    the “listening party” was a sham. someone put “the past is a grotesque animal” on the jukebox and then minutes later the album went on without anything being said. i doubt most people even knew that it was a listening party for oM. you could hardly hear it all. from what i could hear, it sound really awesome. there are definitely a lot of very short sections that have intentionally abrupt transitions as barnes said there would be.

  31. marko  |   Posted on Jul 28th, 2008 0

    4 days later and I’m still fucking hooked.

    simply amazing

  32. eric  |   Posted on Jul 28th, 2008 0

    man i synced the video with the song on my itunes and it sounded so much better

    song = 1000000000000000
    video = 1000000000
    song + video = 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  33. Digitalg  |   Posted on Jul 29th, 2008 0

    What is he doing with that omnichord? He doesn’t use it. I dont understand.

  34. moobies  |   Posted on Jul 29th, 2008 0

    This is all a lie. The new grizbear songs are actually a pre release of an album by God himself.

  35. Or by a band who has trouble with pronunciation

  36. this is quite beautiful. yes, the new one will play continuously for weeks, i have no doubt. thank you, good kids of grizzly bear, thank you.

  37. jARED SUNNY  |   Posted on Jul 30th, 2008 0

    After listening dozens of times, the real genius of the song (besides the melody, harmonies, and cool bassline) is in the drums. So understated and jazzy, but also rocking at the same time. Howdeedodat?

  38. grizzly bear must’ve just seen cool as ice when they wrote this (click the URL). howevs, i love both these songs.

  39. anonymous  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2008 0

    hmm they really sound like ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

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