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Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor Wrote A Cookbook

Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor is a busy man. He releases solo music as CANT, he co-founded the Terrible Records label, and he has a truly impressive chin/cheekbones/hair-swoop situation, which cannot be easy to maintain. Apparently, he also cooks. And next year, along with co-author Ithai Scorchi, he’ll publish a cookbook called Twenty Dinners. PitchforkMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2014 - 10:51 am

Album Of The Week: Grizzly Bear Shields

It’s not to say that the Album Of The Week selection for this second week of September has always been a foregone conclusion. This slate on September 18th is actually full of great efforts by a broad set of worthy artists, all situated in the upper echelon of their respective niches — see the laptop-enabled… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2012 - 4:34 pm

What Grizzly Bear’s Been Up To Since Veckatimest

Yesterday, Grizzly Bear kicked off their new album cycle with “Sleeping Ute,” a tempestuous Rossen-penned gem that the comment section wanted to marry. (“I do!” – You guys.) The band’s still-untitled record comes 9/18 via Warp, and it is something we will probably talk about a fair bit around here, because it’s been three solid… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 6, 2012 - 9:55 am

CANT – “Too Late, Too Far” Video

Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, the man masquerading as CANT, has made a video for “Too Late, Too Far,” one of the pheromone-soaked polyrhythmic slinkers from his debut solo LP Dreams Come True. The Richard Peete-directed clip opens with some “Vomit“-esque automotive chic, and then some mystic woods, cinematic smoke, VHS weirdness and fabric monsters take… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 28, 2011 - 11:18 am

CANT – “Be Around”

CANT, the solo side project from Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor, has already released debut album Dreams Come True; we posted his track “Believe.” But Taylor isn’t done releasing music. And below, we’ve got an MP3 of a non-album track, the seven-minute mutant-synthpop odyssey “Be Around.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Watch CANT (Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor) Make Their Live Debut @ Mercury Lounge, NYC

It’s CANT’s live coming out party in NYC this week. At 1AM this morning, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor presented his (essentially) solo project’s live-experience to an impressively packed Mercury Loung during a free show with little advance billing. Following a debut 7″ on his own Terrible Records, Taylor’s debut full-length Dreams Come True is out… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 31, 2011 - 1:41 pm

CANT – “Believe”

Grizzly Bear bassist/producer/vocalist/resident blond Chris Taylor releases his full-length debut LP this fall under the CANT moniker. The record comes on the back of his debut 7″ “Ghosts“; both come bearing the stamp of Terrible Records, the Brooklyn-based label he co-founded (and often produces) responsible for material by Class Actress, Blood Orange, and Twin Shadow. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 16, 2011 - 2:58 pm

CANT – “Answer”

CANT is the solo project of Grizzly Bear bassist/producer Chris Taylor to which we were introduced via “Ghosts” (and its Class Actress remix). Now you can check out the haunting, 808s-and-heartbreaking, Twin Shadow-assisted album cut “Answer.”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 25, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Neon Indian – “Sleep Paralysist”

Over the past few months, Alan Palomo, aka Neon Indian (et VEGA), went from the bedroom to Late Night television. Now he’s also passed through Chris Taylor’s Brooklyn-based Terrible Studios: Palomo wrote and recorded “Sleep Paralysist,” his first new post-Psychic Chasms track, and received mixing/mastering help from the Grizzly Bear. He’s described Neon Indian’s sound… More »

By: brandon / March 10, 2010 - 12:32 pm

CANT – “Ghosts (Class Actress Remix)”

In its original instance, the debut single “Ghosts” from CANT aka Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor is a spacious, spectral statement of intent from the bassist-turned-producer-turned-label-chief, simultaneously submerged underwater in its low-end, airy and, yep, ghostly in its top-line filigree. Here “Ghosts” gets a pulsing, club-sick synth-struck makeover in the native vein of Class Actress, who… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 17, 2010 - 10:42 am

Jamie Lidell – “Compass”

Last time we saw Jamie Lidell, he was helping Beck (and Feist, some Wilco folks) reinterpret Skip Spence’s Oar. The favor’s been returned: Beck, Feist, and Pat Sansone of Wilco show up on Lidell’s fourth full-length Compass. In fact, the way it’s spun, Lidell & Co. were inspired by the “chemistry” of the Record Clu… More »

By: brandon / February 8, 2010 - 9:13 am

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman’s record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman’s candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

New Cant (Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor) – “Ghosts”

We were recently introduced to Chris Taylor’s new label with Ethan Silverman, Terrible Records, via its first release Acrylics earlier this month. CT takes a production credit on that band’s debut EP, as he has for Dirty Projectors (Rise Above), Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (self-titled), and Grizzly Bear’s Yellow House and Veckatmest. No surprise the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 13, 2009 - 12:48 pm

New Acrylics – “All Of The Fire”

There’s no way Brooklyn’s Acrylics will escape copious references to Chris Taylor, although as one of the first releases from the Grizzly Bear producer/bassist’s new label with Ethan Silverman, Terrible Records, clearly they’re game. What’s best about lead single “All Of The Fire” for both band and Taylor (who gets a production credit) is how… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2009 - 3:01 pm

Premature Evaluation: Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

No secret we’ve been excited about this one for awhile. And as the band blogged, it’s no secret that a transcode of the album is burning up torrent sites a bit earlier than anticipated. On the other hand, between live shows and television appearances, the wait for a Yellow House followup’s seemed interminable, Grizzly Bear’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 5, 2009 - 2:18 pm

New Department Of Eagles – “No One Does It Like You” (Album Version)

It’s been a year and a half since Dan Rossen and his longtime songwriting partner Fred Nicolaus dropped us a demo of “No One Does It Like You” as a tease to the duo’s first Department Of Eagles album since their years-old debut Whitey And The Moon UK. It wasn’t that D.O.E.’s next album wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2008 - 9:57 am

Band To Watch: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

At some point last summer, after hearing the amazing job Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor did producing Dirty Projector’s Rise Above — we’ve been impressed, variously, with the way he’s producing around the strengths and attributes of his artists — we asked him what else he had coming up. Of course and as we know, there’… More »

By: brandon / April 3, 2008 - 1:49 pm