Grizzly Bear couldn’t have planned a better run on the back of Yellow House. 2007 saw the record pick up a second (third, fourth) wind before the band finally elbowed their own record out of the way with the Friend EP in November. That’s about when they played that classic New York Society for Ethical Culture gig which showed not only how far they’d come but where they were going, closing the set with an untitled, awesome new Dan tune. Two days later when we saw ‘em at the Virgin Megastore in-store (which really was their last show of the Yellow/Friend chapter), we already knew the melody, changes, turns, etc. It was memorable, a big part of why that NYSEC gig was our favorite of 2007, and now it has a name and, thanks to yesterday’s KCRW session, some A/V enjoyability.
Threads through to their love for old ’60s pop in the harmonic feel, building off of the sort of dynamic avant folk they’ve been slinging of late, flooding the sepia of Yellow House with a lot more sunshine … yeah, pretty fucking good. Take it with you: