A Grizzly Year In Review, A JoJo Cover, Another List

Looking for today’s most popular blog post? Hit grizzly-bear.net, where eldest Bear Ed Droste pens a look back at the great year in Grizzly that was ’07, teases a forthcoming track collaboration with Ms. Indie Rock shortlister Leslie Feist, and shines a light on a choice moment in pop-trash-to-moving-track transubstantiation, courtesy of bandmate (and Mr. Inde Rock contender — it’s the glasses) Daniel Rossen. The trash in question: Jo Jo’s ’06 innocence-lost ditty “Too Little Too Late.” Apparently Ed threw the gauntlet a year ago, saying:

I wanted him to sing it very seriously, as if he really meant all those lyrics (which, if you know the song, is really hilarious) and he did, and what happened? Well, everyone who has heard it can’t even believe it’s the same song. He turned something so auto-tuned and trite into a really great song.

If you don’t remember the OG, head here. Now wash it away by downloading this:

Daniel Rossen – “Too Little Too Late” (MP3)

Pretty fucking great, dusty and hazy and hooky in the same order as Dan’s “Deep Blue Sea,” or his “Graceland” (also noted in the blog post: Paul Simon attending that NY Society For Ethical Culture gig that we sort of lost our shit over). Makes us call all the more adamantly: Dan, more Department of Eagles now please.

Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen @ Beacon Theater, NYC 8/26/07
[Pic of Dan from Grizzly’s set at the Bookeaters Benefit @ Beacon Theatre 8/27/07]

And for a blogger bonus, Ed rattles off his Top 15. “Everybody’s doing it,” he writes. True. Check ‘em after the jump.


01 Dirty Projectors – Rise Above
02 Radiohead – In Rainbows
03 Deerhunter – Florescent Grey EP/Cryptograms
04 Cass McCombs – Dropping the Writ
05 Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer
06 Foreign Born- On A Wing Now
07 Feist – The Reminder
08 Vampire Weekend – Blue CD-R
09 Beirut – Flying Club Cup
10 Papercuts- Can’t Go Back
11 Justice – ?
12 Sleeping States – There the Open Spaces
13 Róisín Murphy – Overpowered
14 PJ Harvey – White Chalk
15 Yeasayer – All Hours Cymbals