New Grizzly Bear Video – “Knife” (Stereogum Premiere)

Well, we’ve been drooling over this one for awhile, and it’s finally here: the world premiere of the video for “Knife”! And all we can say is, buckle up for some weirdness. From our first taste of Horn Of Plenty a few years back, we’ve had nothing but love for Grizzly Bear, and watching the guys make waves with last year’s Gummy-beloved Yellow House was well deserved payoff. But no matter how well we thought we knew ‘em, we never saw this video coming. The clip, directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch of Encyclopedia Pictura has all the intestinal machines, quicksand sequences, healing crystals, and vaginal excavations that make any video a classic, all set to your average Stonewoman-meets-worried-geologist love story. Meet our desert set Romeo and Juliet …

Now if you think that’s sexy, just wait until those tendrils branch out. So without further ado … click here to watch “Knife.”

And as much as we love Grizzly, “Knife,” and this video … we’re just a little confused as to what it all means! So give us your interpretations, and Ed will judge them. And though their current tour is selling out, some lucky cities still have tix available. (Liquid latex prosthetics not included.) Check the dates:

2/8 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig (with Dirty Projectors)
2/9 -Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT!: Subterranean (w/ Dirty Projectors and Mittens on Strings)
2/10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry (w/ Dirty Projectors and Portastic)
2/11 – Iowa City, IA – The Picador (w/ Dirty Projectors)
1/13 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (w/ Constellations)
2/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court (VALENTINES DAY! w/ We Are Seagulls)
2/16 – Seattle, WA – Neumos (w/ The Papercuts)
2/17- Vancouver, BC – The Plaza club (w/ The Papercuts)
2/18 – Portland, OR – Mission Theater (*Early Show 7pm All Ages/with the Papercuts*)
2/18 – Portland, OR – Mission Theater (*Late Show 21+ 9pm/ with the Papercuts*)
2/20 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (w/ The Papercuts and Foreign Born)
2/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour (w/ The Papercuts and Foreign Born)
2/23 – Tucson, AZ – Plush (w/ The Papercuts and The Crowd)
2/24 – Marfa, TX – Ballroom Marfa (w/ The Papercuts)
2/26 – Norman, OK – The Opolis (w/ The Papercuts)
2/27 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada (w/ The Papercuts and Peter & The Wolf)
2/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Jr (w/ The Papercuts and Peter & The Wolf)
3/1 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s (w/ The Papercuts and Harlan)
3/2 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn (w/ The Papercuts and Deerhunter)
3/3 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (w/ The Papercuts)
3/4 – Washtington DC, DC – Black Cat (w/ The Papercuts and Beach House)
3/6 – New York, NY – SOLD OUT: Bowery Ballroom (w/ The Papercuts and Beach House)
3/7 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (w/ the Papercuts and Beach House)
4/29 – Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
5/18 – Somerset, UK – ATP vs The Fans (Butlins Holiday Resort Minehead)
5/31 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival

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