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Grizzly Bear – “Will Calls” (Marfa Demo)

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2013 - 9:03 am

The 10 Best Things At Outside Lands 2013

Between music, comedy, food, and artwork, Outside Lands really is one of the more interesting American summer festivals. You checked out our coverage and photos from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and now we have The 10 Best Things we experienced at the festival, music-related or otherwise. Check out the countdown here. More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Saturday: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, & More

Saturday at Outside Lands was a typical second day at festivals. The sets ran smoother, there were less technical problems, and the crowds seemed a little more laid back after the initial day 1 excitement dissipated. The sets today were just as incredible as yesterday, but with a completely different vibe – one of the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 11, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one’s FOMO, I watched MTV’s coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the ’80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Watch Grizzly Bear Play Ellen

I’m not sure if this necessarily qualifies as a career milestone for Grizzly Bear, since they’ve already been on a million TV shows. But maybe it’s an indicator of how nebulous and meaningless the entire idea of indie rock has become: Grizzly Bear playing their fractured, floating “Yet Again” on Ellen, as Ellen DeGeneres, who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 24, 2013 - 11:29 am

Hangout 2013 Friday: Kings Of Leon, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, & More

The first considerations when attending a music festival on the beach are sartorial. Do you opt for filp-flops to facilitate the inevitable footwear removal and thereby risk blisters from stomping on plastic slabs all day, or do you go with sneakers to account for all that pavement pounding and thereby risk carrying them around all… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two — resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories — I feel like I’m starting to come to terms with Coachella. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)”

Yesterday for Record Store Day, Nicholas Jaar released a collaborate 12-inch featuring remixes of Grizzly Bear’s “Sleeping Ute” and Brian Eno’s “Lux”. Check out the Grizzly Bear remix below, which finds Jaar slowing the song down with a mesmerizing cyclical bass line and deep minimal drum beats, expanding it to nearly eight minutes. For good… More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 21, 2013 - 10:15 am

Phoenix – “Entertainment (Grizzly Bear Remix)”

In honor of Record Store Day, Grizzly Bear released two records today: a split Nicolas Jaar remix 12-inch (also featuring Brian Eno) plus the first-ever vinyl release of the band’s debut Horn of Plenty. In addition, the band have also just released a remix of Phoenix’s single “Entertainment.” Check it out below via Spotify, or… More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 20, 2013 - 5:18 pm

The 10 Most Anticipated Record Store Day 2013 Releases

It’s that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day) has returned. I’ve been going to Record Store Day since 2009, and even when I didn’t look up the releases beforehand, I’d still walk out of my favorite record store… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let’s not bury the day’s big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn’t from the Space Jam soundtrack, “Ignition (Remix).” Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the week the music-video gods finally awoke from their slumber. I had to leave so much good stuff off the list this week: self-deprecating superstar send-ups, excitingly one-note punk-rock rave-ups, disturbing dystopian visions, intense adoreableness, experimental visions that didn’t quite work, the Lonely Island’s big return. The five I ended up with below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Grizzly Bear – “gun-shy” Video

We’ve already heard the Lindstrøm remix, and now here’s the squirm-inducing video for Grizzly Bear’s Shields song “gun-shy.” Kris Moyes directs the video, and shows the band in all sorts of body-horror situations: Eyes melting, skin bubbling, veins jumping. There’s a part about toenails that seriously queased me right out. And yet Moyes films everything… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 10:18 am

Grizzly Bear – “Gun-Shy (Lindstrøm Remix)”

Grizzly Bear have launched a brand new Tumblr, which they will be using for announcements and to preview and debut new material. Its debut includes GIFs of scenes from their upcoming video for “Gun-Shy,” as well as a remix of the track by Lindstrøm. Check out the remix and Grizzly Bear’s international tour dates below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 22, 2013 - 12:59 pm

2012 In Review: Opening The Books On Spotify, Grizzly Bear, And The Economic Plight Of The Working Musician

To a cynic, 2012 might have looked a lot like the Year Of The Bellyache. With musicians from Jana Hunter to John Mellencamp candidly addressing their personal economic realities in blog posts and articles, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Billy Joel rallying to contest Pandora’s attempt to lower their artist royalty rate, and record stores, print… More »

By: James Jackson Toth / December 31, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors Dress Up For GQ

GQ has crafted a guide to dressing for the new year starring a few artists who made some of our favorite music of 2012. The photo gallery features Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Dev Hynes, and Solange in disarming black and white, wearing duds as impressive as their outputs this year. Check out the style guide… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / December 27, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Season’s Greetings From Grizzly Bear

For the Grizzly Bear fan in your life who already has it all, including the band’s 2012 LP Shields, this holiday season consider sending them this YouTube link of Shields rearranged primarily for solo piano, with a bit of sax and operatically voiced vibrato, set to a high-budget photo slideshow of glazed donut bacon-cheeseburgers, hot… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 18, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Watch Grizzly Bear Play Letterman

As they did for Colbert and Jools, Grizzly Bear used their opportunity to interface directly with a nation’s insomniacs/next-morning-video-embed-watchers with a performance of “Yet Again” from Shields. This is a logical move; this is the song album’s most ready, able pop moment. Dan’s wearing a comfy looking jacket and Bear’s wearing a very bear-friendly beard. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 13, 2012 - 9:46 am

Daniel Rossen – “Not Coming Back”

Lately, Grizzly Bear member and Department Of Eagles leader Daniel Rossen has been posting whatever old, unreleased demos he has lying around, and we’ve already posted one untitled track. And now we’ve got “Not Coming Back,” a song that he laid down in January 2011, the same time he was finishing up his very good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012 - 10:45 am
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