Yesterday, in Stereogum’s 101st blog post (jesus) on Grizzly Bear, we highlighted “Cheerleader,” which Amrit called “an outright standout on an LP full of them.” It’s now the most commented new thread on the site, with you guys arguing over the fidelity of the stream and whether “Cheerleader” was the ideal promotional track to launch Veckatimest. You can stop arguing (but don’t, we like when you argue): Warp has released a 192kbps MP3 you can download here, and the blog Pretty Much Amazing found audio of creeping, Crosby-esque album opener “Southern Point” which you can enjoy here:
If you’re in Austin for SXSW, here’s where to see Grizzly in the flesh:
3/19 – Central Presbyterian Church (200 E 8th St) @ 8:30 PM
3/20 – Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W 4th St) @ 11:45 PM
They’re scheduled in between PB&J and Dinosaur Jr at that Blackberry-sponsored Cedar St. gig. You might wanna get on line now.
If you follow Ed Droste’s Twitter, you know that “Two Weeks” has a video by Patrick Daughters (he did “1234“) and a remix by Fred Falke in the can. Will letcha know when those are released into the wild. In the meantime, check out Ed’s behind-the-scenes pics from the shoot.
Veckatimest is out 5/26 via Warp.