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Grizzly Bear Soundtrack Volkswagon “Punchdub” Super Bowl Ad

Yep, that was “Two Weeks” you heard during the ad where Stevie Wonder hard-knock punched Tracy Morgan, Slug Bug style. But who were the old dudes covering the CSI theme at halftime? Check the Grizz and Arcade Fire spots ads at Videogum. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 8, 2010 - 9:35 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

Grizzly Bear Cover Hot Chip

Australia’s Triple J has a good thing going with the segment it’s dubbed Like A Version, semi-regularly coaxing artists to record an exclusive cover for broadcast. One day less than a year ago, we posted up the session in which Bon Iver covered Feist’s “The Park.” Today it’s Grizzly Bear, who’ve been on tour dow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010 - 9:40 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser’s “Stroke Of Genius,” the MP3 that launched this decade’s most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We regularly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2009 - 6:48 pm

New Notwist – “Come In”

The German ambient pop crew’s “Come In,” not a Palace Brothers cover, offers an intimate, warmly downcast entreaty over metallic percussion, electronic beats, and strings. Hear it at HypeM. (It’s also available on a City Slang 7″ b/w Grizzly Bear’s “Boneless” remix.)… More »

By: brandon / December 15, 2009 - 9:30 am

Neon Indian Remixes Grizzly Bear

Alan Palomo gets bonus points for titling one of his “Cheerleader” remixes “Sega Genesis P-Orridge.” It’s lighter fare than the sunniest Throbbing Gristle, but the psychedelic acid-drenched Psychic TV thing’s there. And why stop with just one “Cheerleader” mix? Palomo’s more straightforward “Studio 6669″ take should probably echo in the minds of Psychic Chasms fans. More »

By: brandon / November 30, 2009 - 2:08 pm

Grizzly Bear Remix The Notwist

We first heard the German ambient crew’s “Boneless” over 18 months ago, and its single came with a Panda Bear remix. Grizzly Bear’s take on the song is almost certainly as old, but never surfaced. Now it’s the b-side to Notwist’s new “Come In” and a free MP3 at RCRDLBL. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 25, 2009 - 11:38 am

St. Vincent And Daniel Rossen “Party” In Switzerland

It’s been an eventful tour for Grizzly Bear, what with a tour bus accident that stranded half the band in Austria while the other half was la dolce vitaing it in Milan, ultimately forcing the cancellation of their support slot at a Wilco show. However their bills with fellow Twilight superfan Annie Clark are hitting… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 18, 2009 - 11:15 am

NYMag’s 40 Songs That Define The Brooklyn Sound

Welcome to your music meme of the week. Turns out there are bands in Williamsburg, and New York is all over it. It’s far from the first time our neighborhood’s been dressed up and packaged for a major print publication, but maybe it’s the first time the scene’s been distilled into a playlist everybody ca… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2009 - 9:38 am

New Grizzly Bear Video – “Ready, Able”

Grizzly Bear’s Amazon-approved Veckatimst has birthed another aesthetically appealing video. (At the beginning of September it was Sean Pecknold’s fencing vignettes for “While You Wait For The Others,” but the one folks will likely remember most featured exploding choir boy faces.) Here, artist Allison Schulnik creates a smeary rainbow-dripped Claymation landscape for Late Night favorite… More »

By: brandon / November 6, 2009 - 12:13 pm

Watch Grizzly Bear With The London Symphony Orchestra

The same night the Dessner brothers closed their three-day orchestral stand at BAM, Grizzly Bear performed a Halloween one-off with LSO at Barbican, UK. Watch an enveloping “Southern Point” at YouTube. More »

By: brandon / November 2, 2009 - 9:09 am

Grizzly Bear/Beach House @ Hollywood Palladium, LA 10/20/09

Tonight Grizzly Bear wrap up their five-month US tour with a sold-out Solana Beach gig before heading to Europe with St. Vincent. Yesterday we showed you a few pics from their Treasure Island set; today we’ve got a gallery from last night’s party, a hometown gig for Dan Rossen. Openers Beach House explained that they… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 21, 2009 - 1:42 pm

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend in photos. sounds of buzz… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 20, 2009 - 9:31 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

Grizzly Bear Bring “Two Weeks” To Conan, Announce Deluxe Veckatimst

The last time Grizzly Bear visited Conan, the Tonight Show host was still doing his show out of NYC and the band was just starting to prime the pump for Veckatimest with a pre-release performance of “While You Wait For The Others.” That was over a year ago. Last night the band visited O’Brien i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 13, 2009 - 9:21 am

ZOMG New Moon Soundtrack Leaked

While Death Cab and Annie Clark talk up their New Moon contributions, Thom Yorke has remained suspiciously mum. We can only assume he is a fan of vampires and of letting his music speak for itself. His “Hearing Damage” leaked this weekend, along with the rest of the OST, and as far as recent Thom… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 11, 2009 - 3:11 pm

2009 mtvU Woodie Award Nominations: Animal Collective Vs. 3OH!3

mtvU is the college-dorm targeted branch of Viacom’s pop-cultural giving tree. While most of its boughs are wilting when it comes to recognizing relevant music, this university-centric twig at least maintains some semblance of staying evergreen, if only because their demographic roots turn over almost as quickly as tastes and trends tend to. So, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 10:22 am

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam during a reportedly monstrous, festival headlining two-hour set. There were Brooklynites and Brits, Dave Matthews and Phoenix, The B-52s and Mos Def, John Paul Jones and Karen O. Basically there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Hear Grizzly Bear’s “Slow Life” In Full

Grizzly Bear, who are just about as all-over-the-place as Thom Yorke these days, join the Radiohead-head and some other indie luminaries on the OST to the Twilght sequel. But you read the internet, so you already knew that. What’s eluded laptops, though, is a glimpse greater than 80 seconds of the band’s soundtrack collab with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2009 - 1:09 pm
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