You know, one of the Elizabeth Islands of Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA.? But you already guessed that from Ed’s recent Twitter riddle:

New album title begins with the letter V. Close enough to Y for Yellow House. Only W and X getting in the way, and keeping Y and V apart.

Obviously. So let’s play some more of the name game: Until now we’ve had four song titles: “While You Wait For The Others,” “Two Weeks,” “Fine For Now” and “Cheerleader” (known in working title form as “2 Hud”). Now we can add the rest:

In no particular order, apparently:

“About Face”
“All We Ask”
“Ready, Able”
“Southern Point”
“That’s Not True”
Two Weeks
While You Wait For the Others
Fine For Now
“I Live With You”

That comes from JP’s Blog, who pieced it all together via I have no idea. Mr. Droste recently told us a bit of what to expect in a Progress Report, and according to yesterday’s Twitter update the album is mastered and done. So all that’s left is seeing what font they use on the album cover! Oh and also hearing the thing.

Comments (63)
  1. How is that pronounced?

  2. its kind of a shitty album name, but still anxiously awaiting this

  3. Jamie  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    The kid’s blog has since been removed. I don’t know where he got this from. Not saying it can’t be real but I’d like to hear it from the horse’s mouth. Someone send Ed a twitter message.

  4. janey  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    so Grizzly Bear are Massholes? Figures.

    • Gummy Bear  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

      Not everyone in Massachusetts is an asshole. If anything, Grizzly Bear using this as a title improves the state’s cred. You must be thinking of the functioning alcoholic real estate agents living on the Cape, the people who they sell summer homes to and the boring upper-middle class preppy lawyers and doctors in Boston :)

      • states  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

        “massholes”??? people are so mean on the internet. and they’re not all from mass. just one of them . they met and formed in new york. find some other excuse to ridicule them.

  5. JP  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    I took down the post the blog is still there

  6. the other blog removed it because that’s not the tracklist and it hasn’t been announced yet, so its kind of a bummer to see it reposted here

  7. Grizzly Bear artist, Ben Tousley, has confirmed that that is not the tracklisting:

  8. Jamie  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    Can we assume that is the title then since only the tracklist has been deemed false?

  9. Not cool  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    It seems a little shady to post this with out getting any band confirmation first. It was probably taken down at the other place for a reason. Ill wait for an official announcement.

  10. Do these guys write for the blog Gorilla vs. Bear?

  11. tim  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    goodness. I remember reading in UTR mag about a track called “I am Walrus” being on the album… hmm

  12. Not sure how I feel about the title Veckatimest. I’ll wait to see the cover font and then make up my mind.

  13. Veckatimest  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    I think Veciatimest is a killer name!! This kicks in my excitement to full steem!

  14. OHHH, its an island. That’s a awesome name for an album. BTW, GRIZZLY BEAR > LIFE.

  15. they are apparently from MA, and could be pulling an animal collective (MPP) and doing something or other with childhood memories and poop n stuff

  16. Ace  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    Crappy album name from a crappy band.

  17. i suppose being good at making music doesn’t necessarily mean you can make words.

  18. Awful name if you ask me.

    I really liked the titled Yellow House, and the cover, unpretentious and understated. A graceful way to wrap such a magnificent album.

    • Inky  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

      Can’t pass judgement until I see album art. It’s a tongue twister. More interesting than something like “dear science” or “microcastle” that’s for sure

  19. Trees  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    This is interesting. I like it. Clearly it’s something that means something to them and it’s definitely a strange word and something to remember

    • ben  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

      yeah i think its a very striking, abstract sounding title. has a really beautiful ring to it.

  20. Is there a different version of “While You Wait For The Others” besides the Morning Becomes Eclectic track? I saw them do it on some talk show, and that was enough for me to say it was among the two or three best tracks of 2008. Is there, I dunno, a Daytrotter version, or one where you can hear all the guys singing “want” “Want” “Want” in equal volumes? Or is this just a Holy Grail until the album comes out?

  21. Badger_Dash  |   Posted on Feb 8th, 2009 0

    UTR’s Matt Fink said that the track had an “I Am the Walrus” vibe. Because of the mellotron. It’s actually called “I Live with You” (tentative title).

  22. At first glance Veckatimest seemed like an awful title. But having an interest in geography and cartography I find this a pretty cool album name.

  23. Hamburgler  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    It’s a cool name. Don’t be scared of words you don’t know! It’s going to be A-O-K!

  24. Chris  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Dear Lord this album better change the course of music history.

    As a haven’t-drank-the-Grizzly-Bear-Kool-Aid person, if it doesn’t do just that, you fuckers have all hyped it up WAAAAAAAAY too much!

  25. gimme  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    thar she be

  26. Sam  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    sounds like some sort of apocolyptic metal band to me.

    • Besidethesea  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

      That is so true. Its not necessarily a bad thing, and I love the band, but it does still crack me up :D

  27. AQ  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    From reading Ed Droste’s twitter it sounds like there’s some dream-like/fantasy vibes going on (something about Victoria Legrand riding Falcor?). To me, the name Veckatimest does a pretty good job of capturing an unknown/magical setting.

  28. insider  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    How are you all missing it? They obviously recorded the album on that island.

  29. AQ  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Also, it’s an uninhabited island, so there’s no studio access and I doubt they were able to set up their own studio in the wilderness… That would be some next level shit though, hope they take that route on the follow up

  30. Victorious  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    This will be the best album of 2009, and the name is killer. REALLY REALLY REALLY excited.

  31. yay  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Ed says (via twitter) that the track list that’s out right now is not fully accurate and the correct one will be released soon!

  32. Me  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    At least its better than Uncatena or Nonamesset

  33. Heehee…Respectfully, it sounds like WICKED TIMEST or VEG CAT TIMEST to me. wait…wait! i have to tell you. i’m a crazy fan not their hater.

  34. seth  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    man, i bet the music on the album got a lot worse after they decided on that album title. the mix was sounding great and then they had to name it veckatimest and now the final mix that hasn’t been altered at all sounds terrible! dammit!

    • hmm  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

      I know this is trying to be funny and a commentary on your opinion of the title, but you kinda failed on both fronts. Better luck next time though.

  35. niek  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    Wonder what movie this album will sync to…

  36. william  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    They have officially released the cover now. It’s on P4k.

  37. Lonnie Pigford   |   Posted on Feb 16th, 2009 0

    what is Grizzly Bear? and is there a cure for it? must be something that only afflicts brooklyn hipster uni-kids.

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