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Download A New Old Daniel Rossen Demo

Daniel Rossen, of Grizzly Bear and Department Of Eagles, apparently has a whole mess of old, unreleased songs lying around in demo form, and he’s kind enough that he’s planning to share those songs with us in the days ahead. First up: An untitled three-year-old acoustic track that’s already pretty and intricate enough for either… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2012 - 9:03 am

Watch Grizzly Bear Play Jools Holland

Grizzly Bear’s media takeover tour continues! The band showed up on the most recent episode of the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland, playing the Shields single “Yet Again” and sounding as lush and intricate as ever. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2012 - 8:56 am

Watch Grizzly Bear Play The Tonight Show

Jay Leno isn’t especially known for his support of ornately composed indie-folk, so it was a bit weird to see him hosting Grizzly Bear on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. But that’s the world we live in now, and the band stepped up, playing the beautifully tangled Shields cut “Speak In Rounds” with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012 - 8:52 am

Debating The Grizzly Bear NY Mag Story And Making A Living Making Music

As you may have heard, Grizzly Bear was featured on the cover of this week’s New York Magazine, alongside the headline, “Is Rock Stardom Any Way To Make A Living?” The feature itself, written by Nitsuh Abebe, came in at more than 5,000 words, and among other things, tried to illuminate the difficult economic realitie… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 2, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Grizzly Bear Are Not Rich

Nobody in music is making much money these days. We know that. Everybody knows that. Nobody buys music, and the very idea that we shouldn’t download the stuff for free is sort of a generational non-starter. But you’d think that Grizzly Bear, one of the biggest bands in indie-dom, would be doing fine for themselves. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012 - 10:12 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lately, we seem to be having on-weeks and off-weeks for videos, and this was an off-week. Last week brought a deluge, and this week, things have slowed down a bunch. But even in the off-weeks, there are plenty of absorbing visions floating around out there, and we’ve got five of them below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 28, 2012 - 11:16 am

Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again” Video

In the new clip for Grizzly Bear’s “Yet Again,” a female figure skater follows a strange path post-practice, beginning an adventure through a carnival and the woods that ultimately leads to madness. Emily Kai Bock directs and the Creators Project produces. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 27, 2012 - 10:33 am

Grizzly Bear @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 9/24/12

Last night, Grizzly Bear performed at Radio City Music Hall in support of their terrific new album, Shields. It was the band’s first time performing at the venerable NYC venue, a perfect setting for their lush, meticulously constructed music. The band played 18 songs and nearly two hours for the hometown crowd. Photographer Wyatt Marshall… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 25, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Grizzly Bear, Death Cab, St. Vincent Remind You To Register To Vote

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and the non-partisan group HeadCount is taking action by hosting registration events in 30 cities. Alongside that push comes a social campaign featuring photos of indie rock luminaries like Grizzly Bear, TV On The Radio, St. Vincent and Death Cab For Cutie encouraging you to register. HeadCount has more… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 24, 2012 - 2:50 pm

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

Watch Grizzly Bear Play Fallon

Tomorrow, Grizzly Bear release their dizzily complex, already-loved new album Shields. And on Friday night, the band stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and played “Sleeping Ute,” the album’s first single and opening track. It was fun to see Daniel Rossen take the lead on a Grizz TV appearance, and to watch the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2012 - 8:49 am

The 10 Best Grizzly Bear Songs

As far as being a band in 2012 goes, Grizzly Bear has it pretty good. Critical darlings aren’t often financially successful as artists and vice-versa. Yet, the Brooklyn troupe has spent the past decade creeping up Top 10 lists while winning over throngs of fans from sorority sisters to (you knew this was coming) the… More »

By: Colin St. John / September 13, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Watch Grizzly Bear Play Shields Cuts On WNYC Soundcheck

Yesterday, Grizzly Bear took to WNYC’s Soundcheck series to play some new cuts from the forthcoming Shields, including previous singles “Sleeping Ute” and “Yet Again.” Watch the performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 12, 2012 - 4:13 pm

Grizzly Bear Shields Comment Party

Next week, Grizzly Bear drop their sprawling, ambitious, feverishly anticipated follow-up to Veckatimest. The early tracks from Shields were all enormously promising: “Sleeping Ute,” “Yet Again,” that live version of “Half Gate.” And now we get to hear the whole entire thing together, like a family. The album is streaming at NPR; to hear it,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012 - 11:21 am

Turntable Interview: Grizzly Bear

It’s been three years since Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest dazzled fans. Now their wildly anticipated follow up Shields is due in stores on September 18th. The band has released two singles “Sleeping Ute” and “Yet Again,” ahead of the full-length giving listeners a hint at the haunting melodies, anxious rhythms, and dreamy hooks that make u… More »

By: Melissa Locker / September 7, 2012 - 10:25 am

Grizzly Bear – “Half Gate” (Live On BBC 6Music)

Grizzly Bear’s much-anticipated new album Shields arrives in a couple of weeks, and they’ve already allowed us to hear the early tracks “Sleeping Ute” and “Yet Again.” This morning, they appeared in the BBC radio station 6Music and recorded a live session, playing “Yet Again” and also introducing a florid and intricate new song called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Watch Grizzly Bear Play StePhest Colbchella ‘012 RocktAugustfest

Last night was Grizzly Bear’s time to shine as part of Stephen Colbert’s StePhest Colbchella ‘012 RocktAugustfest, and the group showed up to play three songs. Also, they did a highly entertaining interview with Stephen aboard the Intrepid, so don’t miss that. Watch performances of “Two Weeks,” “Sleeping Ute,” “Yet Again” and the interview below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 15, 2012 - 9:16 am

Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”

Here’s another new one from Grizzly Bear’s forthcoming Shields, a lush, pretty rocker filled with the group’s signature harmonies. It’s called “Yet Again” and it was premiered earlier today on BBC 1. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 2, 2012 - 2:42 pm

Grizzly Bear Shields Details

Last month, Grizzly Bear let us hear their excellent new song “Sleeping Ute,” the first shot from a long-rumored new album. And now we finally have the whats and whens on that new LP. Grizz album number four is called Shields, and it’s out in September. That’s the cover art above. Now we know that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2012 - 9:23 am

Watch Daniel Rossen & Robin Pecknold Join Van Dyke Parks In London

Over the weekend, London’s Barbican hosted a career retrospective for the influential composer Van Dyke Parks, a figure who is best known for his work on the Beach Boys’ SMiLE as well as more contemporary releases like Joanna Newsom’s Ys. Joining Parks as backing vocalists were none other than admirers like Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rosse… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 25, 2012 - 2:13 pm
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