We know these Inside the Rockers things are getting old, but they’re an excuse to talk about bands we like and, in case you haven’t noticed (or read on banner ads), Stereogum thinks Yellow House is going to be one of your favorite albums of the year. You guys dug “Knife” and “On A Neck,” so we’re psyched to be the first to share with you this link to the full album stream!

We’ve been long-time fans of Grizzly’s textured, time-shifting acoustic confections, but they’ve exceeded our highest expectations with the upcoming record. We’ve also been long-time fans of Chris and Dan’s attempts to pose like NME buzz bands.

This fall they’re teaming up with TV On the Radio on the “Tour Of Brooklyn Bands That Just Released Career Defining Albums.” But before they take off on that trek, New Yorkers can catch GB at their first ever Bowery-headlining gig on 9/26. Get your tickets right here. It’s gonna be a party (of heartbreaking, off-kilter folk).

To tide you over ’til then, we present singer/guitarist Ed’s deepest and darkest confessions.

EDWARD DROSTE, GRIZZLY BEAR
1. What is your favorite word?
CORNUCOPIA

2. What is your least favorite word?
TWEE

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
BOYS

4. What turns you off?
UPITTY-NESS

5. What is your favorite curse word?
TUSSIE (GERMAN FOR BITCH)

6. What sound or noise do you love?
PAPER CUTTER

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
THE TINY SOUND/FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU PICK OUT THE SYNTHETIC COTTON FROM A BOTTLE OF PAIN KILLERS.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
WRITER

9. What profession would you not like to do?
JAIL WARDEN

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you
arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“I’M REALLY PUMPED THAT YOU ARE FINALLY HERE.”

Yellow House hits stores tomorrow (Amazon | iTunes). That “Knife” video is gonna be so fuckin’ weird we can’t wait.

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Comments (24)
  1. henry  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2006 0

    god i love this album, almost as much as you guuys do

  2. sorry guys, but you’re not first ones sharing that link at all. in fact, it’s just the audio-player offered by music-store bleep.com.
    give it a try: it’s pretty easy integrating it into your site in case you use iframes…

    why don’t you check out niobe’s latest, “white hat”?
    http://www.bleep.com/current_item.php?selection=TOM72_DM“?

    bleep offers easy streaming tools (“web tools” as they call it) for nearly every hot album around at the moment, plus you can use them on your site. problem is that they are using iframes to do so and through iframes, you can easily submit nearly every code you want, so watch out… ;-)

    http://www.bleep.com/player/iframe.php?basecode=TOM72_DM

  3. blog hyyyyyyyype

    guess what though?
    this album deserves it

    when does backlash begin?

  4. album of the year, yes!
    best band of all time?
    let’s ponder it….
    beautiful stuff, so excited
    STEREOGUM KNOWS!

  5. The album is out today in europe! makes me horny of plenty!

  6. just a girl  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2006 0

    i like these guys and all

    but is the album really as amazing as every single person in the world seems to say it is?

    i haven’t heard such a collective freakout for quite some time

  7. Mark S  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2006 0

    just a girl, why not listen to the stream and decide for yourself?

  8. Off topic, but: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z23kVxwvzxM. Is Lonelygirl15 being sacrificed or what?

  9. just a girl  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2006 0

    thanks, I did!
    and I like it a lot
    I want it at home on nice speakers to wrap my head around

    but at the office is doing me ok for now

  10. mercator  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2006 0

    definitely a great album.

    also, WHERE THE STEVE IRWIN COVERAGE AT? c’mon.

  11. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to listen!!!! I LOVE how original his answers are-god I love this band! (And the way they cut the Pipette’s hair)

  12. Max Imam  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2006 0

    Here is another good interview with Ed Droste:

    http://www.buttmagazine.com/Issues/15_Droste.html

  13. Devin  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2006 0

    These guys are alright, but honestly he was much better and creative in Department of eagles.

  14. bestest  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2006 0

    this is the bestest estes restes album
    i think i swallowed something funny and it feels good

  15. field?  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2006 0

    Department of eagles….?

  16. truth  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2006 0

    is there a reason for the interview does it have to do with the banner ad on the top of the page.. a little added value perhaps.

    and why aren’t you talking about Beck’s Nausea being a sped up version of Morphine’s Buena

    You got a scoop? maybe being flown somewhere?

  17. Devin  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2006 0

    The singer for Grizzly Bear was originally in a band named department of eagles. The GB stuff seems like a watered down version of his old material. I think it was because of his partner being a bit of a muse.

  18. orion  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2006 0

    The Department of eagles still exists, they have a website (it’s just there name: http://www.departmentofeagles.com)

  19. orion  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2006 0

    The Department of eagles still exists, they have a website (it’s just there name: http://www.departmentofeagles.com)

  20. Devin  |   Posted on Sep 5th, 2006 0

    Yes they still exist – but with only their first ep and album released..and the singer from grizzly bear on indefinite hiatus from department of eagles. It’s unclear if the other member of department of eagles will make an album without him.

  21. Mike  |   Posted on Sep 7th, 2006 0

    Okay, the way it works is this: the first Grizzly Bear album featured no members of Department of Eagles. Then Grizzly Bear added two new members, including Dan, who’s half of Department of Eagles. On Yellow House he sings, plays guitar and writes songs. If you listen to the Department of Eagles album you can hear some similiarities. DOE are still together, although I’m sure Dan’s quite busy these days with Grizzly Bear. The Department of Eagles website is: http://www.departmentofeagles.com

  22. broheim  |   Posted on Sep 13th, 2006 0

    Department of Eagles are still together, though Dan is obviously pretty busy with Grizzly Bear. But DOE has put together a few new tracks that can be found on their myspace page: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=69036797

  23. huyakt

  24. Hallo! Es hat sich doch gezeigt, dass die 301 Umleitung einer minus-31 Domain nichts bringt weil die Seite auf die umgeleitet wird auch auf Platz 31 landet. Wenn nun jemand seine -31 Domain auf meine Domain umleiten wurde um mich als Konkurrenten zu argern, gabe es fur mich keine Moglichkeit diese Manipulation herauszufinden.
    katie fey

    Ich wurde ratseln was ich falsch gemacht hatte und dabei ist es nur ein Trick der Konkurrenz. Edit: Ich habe die Frage vergessen! Gibt es doch eine Moglichkeit herauszufinden ob jemand seine Domain auf meine umgeleitet hat?

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