Grizzly Bear – “Will Calls” (Marfa Demo)

By Tom Breihan / September 17, 2013

Every Grizzly Bear song that makes it to record has been so intensely labored-over, so intricately and fussily arranged, that they’re the rare band where you might actually want to hear the rough versions of their songs. And after the avalanche of goodwill that surrounded last year’s album Shields, they’re now getting ready to release an expanded edition full of demos and B-sides. In a couple of months, they’ll release Shields Expanded, a double-CD and 18-track digital album, and it’ll have the original album as well as a bunch of B-sides, remixes, and demos that the band recorded in Marfa, Texas before tracking the album proper. (You’ll also be able to get the extra tracks, on their own, as a 12″ EP or download.) One of the Marfa demos is of a non-album track called “Will Calls.” It’s warm, organic, and seven minutes long, and you can hear it below.

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”
11 “Smothering Green” (Bonus Track)
12 “Taken Down” (Marfa Demo)
13 “Listen And Wait” (Bonus Track)
14 “Everyone I Know” (Marfa Demo)
15 “Will Calls” (Marfa Demo)
16 “Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)”
17 “A Simple Answer (Liars Remix)”
18 “Gun-Shy (Lindstrøm Remix)”

Shields Expanded and Shields B-Sides are out 11/12 on Warp.