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Grizzly Bear Do New Moon Tune In Chicago

Until we have full audio, there’s this 80-second snippet of the band debuting their Twilight track with Victoria from Beach House at the Metro the other night up at YouTube. Sounds bloody nice. (H/T YANP)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 30, 2009 - 3:07 pm

Is The New Moon Soundtrack The Best Album Of 2009?

Whoops, looks like two cultures just got shocked. Obviously that headline is a joke! Except that maybe it isn’t? Rumors had been swirling about Thom Yorke and Bon Iver penning songs for the The Twilight Saga: Teen Vampires In Love Some More soundtrack, and those rumors are confirmed with today’s OST tracklist, exclusively revealed by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 21, 2009 - 3:34 pm

New Moon Music Revealed Tomorrow

NYTimes implies that Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Band Of Skulls, Grizzly Bear, and the Killers join DCFC in providing exclusive tracks to the Twilight sequel. “Among the plans for the movie is a national tour of Hot Topic stores with artists from the soundtrack.”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 16, 2009 - 10:45 pm

New Grizzly Bear Video – “While You Wait For The Others”

Sean Pecknold got his first mentions around here by directing videos for Fleet Foxes, the band of his folk bro Robin. But as we’ve noted, that partnership wasn’t (just) nepotism: “Mykonos” was a lovely oragami-inspired, choreographed visual meditation, and of “White Winter Hymnal” I said “Basically if psychedelic folk music could be made out of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 11, 2009 - 8:05 am

Jay-Z Hearts Grizzly Bear, Empire Of The Sun

Blueprint 3 is out 9/11, eight years to the day of The Blueprint’s release, and Jay-Z is pulling out all the publicity stops. Over the weekend he courted the commie pothead demo via an appearance on Real Time (where Bill Maher presented him with a bound book of his lyrics) and then the Williamsburg hipster… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2009 - 4:56 pm

Michael McDonald Covers Grizzly Bear

One day after closing out this year’s Pool Parties (with Jay-Z and Beyoncé in attendance), Grizzly Bear continue crossing over in every direction with today’s release of the “While You Wait” single … with a b-side where Rossen’s vocal is performed by Michael McDonald. Yes, that Michael McDonald. Basically you just gotta hear this, so… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 31, 2009 - 10:19 am

Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew Bird) to wailing east coast electropoppers (Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance) and reinvigorated psych legends (Roky Erikson, Rodriguez) the lineup wasn’t significantly different than, say, Lollapalooza. But Green Man stand… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Grizzly Bear Bring “Ready, Able” To Letterman

After being unceremoniously bumped from Letterman on account of a babbling Bob Lutz, Grizzly Bear finally got their shot to return to the Ed Sullivan Theatre. Our neighborhood heroes don’t have quite the history with the room as other Letterman musical guests from this week, but for Ed, Dan, and the Chrisses, it was returning… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 10:34 am

Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09

In a few days the city’s indie kids will make their way out to Coney Island for the Voice’s annual Siren festival, chances are many of the same kids who made the trek last night to see Tweedy and Yo La and surprise guests Feist and Ed Droste at KeySpan Park last night. Wilco welcomed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 14, 2009 - 10:17 am

Old Folks Review Grizzly Bear

The last time we heard from the old folks at Breakfast At Sulmay’s, they were affixing Bob Dylan and “Oriental music” to Dirty Projectors. Their take on Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks” is pretty accurate, and complete with Poseidon Adventure references. Joe describes the Brooklyn crew as “a college glee club doing a rock song” and… More »

By: brandon / July 6, 2009 - 9:24 am

Grizzly Bear Do “Cheerleader” For Fallon

Ahem. From Trent Reznor to Billboard to Bonnaroo to Letterman (almost!) to Toronto, Grizzly Bear are just about everywhere these days. Until Friday, they’d never been to Jimmy Fallon. For their debut they conjured up a beautiful take on Veckatimest standout “Cheerleader.” You might’ve caught the song live on Spinner, but there was something more… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2009 - 9:28 am

Grizzly Bear @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/19/09

Although Trent Reznor’s big-upped Grizzly Bear on his defunct (and now refunct) Twitter, he gave the soothing side of indie rock a big kiss in high profile print recently, telling Newsweek:

I saw Sufjan Stevens last year, and I was like, how is his singing that good? The band Grizzly Bear, I think… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2009 - 4:31 pm

Dan Rossen Covers Judee Sill

California folk singer (and the first person signed to David Geffen’s Asylum label) Judee Sill died of a drug overdose in 1979 at the age of 35. Before that, she released two beautiful, highly worth-checking-out collections, Judee Sill in 1971 and Heart Food in 1973. Grizzly Bear/Department Of Eagle Dan Rossen, though, chose a track… More »

By: brandon / June 16, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Bonnaroo 2009: Brooklyn Go Hard

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh
Not that it’s a competition, but at any summer festival you’ll be expected to answer What Was The Best Set So Far several times a day. We have a tie for Friday, at least from what we saw, between two Brooklyn bands at their peak. The melismatic strains of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2009 - 1:58 pm

Feist Joins Grizzly Bear In Toronto

Grizzly Bear continue to be everywhere lately: the Top 10 of Billboard’s album chart; on the cover of comics when I attended MoCCA (small-press comic fest) this weekend; Canada. You know, everywhere. When Ed landed in Toronto, he twitterly lamented this being the band’s first trip to the city without an appearance from local resident… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2009 - 9:19 am

Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest Debuts In Billboard Top 10

The band’s third LP moved over 33K albums in the first week to land at #8 providing, at the very least, an objective metric for the > or < Merriweather debate. Veckatimest comes in behind the likes of Eminem, Green Day, Hannah Montana, Lady GaGa, and Kenny Chesney. Which is really weird. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2009 - 12:14 pm

Grizzly Bear Bring “Ready, Able” & “Cheerleader” To The Interface

Between the late night performances, the radio sessions, and the abundant etcs., everybody’s seen enough clips of “While You Wait For The Others” and “Two Weeks” to know that Grizzly Bear are capable of harmonizing in a live setting. On the flip, we haven’t really seen any professional video proof that they can pull off… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009 - 5:48 pm

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they’ve shared nothing but raves for this year’s festival, from the Gorge’s breathtaking views to this year’s fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009 - 9:25 am

Wendy Rossen’s Indie Corner

Turns out Grizzly Dan’s mom loves her indie rock. Drowned In Sound has a sampling of Wendy’s emails to Daniel over the years about Beirut, Feist, and yes whether Animal Collective really is > her son’s band. Lots Of Love. More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2009 - 12:22 pm

New Grizzly Bear Video – “Two Weeks”

Ed Droste’s behind-the-scenes photos suggested frequent Feist director Patrick Daughters was taking Grizzly Bear to church for “Two Weeks.” True. But the video for the Veckatimest standout (though, some would argue all of it’s a standout) is not what we were expecting. Don’t wanna give too much away, but prepare for a mind explosion. (Sorry,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 22, 2009 - 8:59 am
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