New Grizzly Bear – “Cheerleader”
Oh right, Grizzly Bear have a new record. Whatever you think of Veckatimest, and most of you seem to think a lot vis a vis this year’s record from that other set of collected animals, “Cheerleader” is an outright standout on an LP full of them. As mentioned on premature assessment, the track builds on nostalgic, Spector-era melodies and a lockstep groove in the vein of their live/Friend fave “He Hit Me” (itself a cover of the Spector-helmed 1962 Crystals gem). Queue the choral exeunt, the quick spikes of chiming psychedelics, the tom-vamp from Chris Bear (aka he who shines on this album). It’s a good listen and a nice shift from Yellow House. The other thing of note in that PE thread was the large number of people holding off for legal and/or high-quality listens, so here’s a start.
Grizzly Bear – “Cheerleader” (MP3)
Veckatimest is out 5/26 via Warp.