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Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear began as a home recording project for Boston-bred experimentalist Edward Droste, the son of an elementary school teacher, who laid the groundwork for the band's otherworldly debut album on a small hand-held tape recorder while holed up for 15 months in his Greenpoint, Brooklyn, apartment. His homespun D.I.Y. effort took on new life with the help of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bear, a Chicago native who had worked in a diverse range of musical projects ranging from laptop electronica to free jazz, who added additional instrumentation and vocals to Droste's stripped-down sonic blueprints. The resulting album, Horn of Plenty -- a pet project originally meant only for Droste's friends -- eventually circulated through New York's underground music scene, with its unique blend of acoustic instruments, layered vocals, and found sounds earning comparisons to alt-rock heavy-hitters such as Sigur Rós, Sufjan Stevens, and Animal Collective. Originally released to little fanfare in 2004, the album gained momentum thanks to copious touring, with Chris Taylor joining the band on reeds and electronics, and Daniel Rossen providing additional guitar and vocals. It was reissued in 2005 as a two-CD set featuring remixes by Dntel (of the Postal Service), Final Fantasy, Solex, and the Soft Pink Truth (aka Drew Daniel of Matmos). An album of Droste's early demo recordings, Sorry for the Delay, was released in 2006 as the band finished up recording Yellow House, its second proper full-length album. Warp signed the band that spring and released Yellow House that fall. A year later, the Friend EP, which featured cameos from Beirut, CSS, and Band of Horses, arrived. For 2009's elaborate Veckatimest, the band collaborated with contemporary classical composer/conductor Nico Muhly, Beach House vocalist Victoria LeGrand, the Acme String Quartet, and the Brooklyn Youth Choir. The album would be a resounding success for the band, debuting at number eight on the Billboard 200 and making the band a ubiquitous entry on critical year-end lists. The band eventually followed up three years later with its 2012 effort, Shields. ~ Bret Love
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Stations Featuring
Grizzly Bear

    '00s Indie

    '00s Indie
    3 songs

    Indie Chill

    Indie Chill
    2 songs

    Late Night Mix

    Late Night Mix
    1 song

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    1 song

    Pop Rock

    1 song

    Adult Alternative

    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

    Top Indie

    2 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    2 songs

    Indie Party

    2 songs

Albums by
Grizzly Bear

Top Songs by
Grizzly Bear

  1.   Song
  2.   Two Weeks
  3.   Yet Again
  4.   Knife
  5.   While You Wait for the Others
  6.   On a Neck, on a Spit
  7.   Sleeping Ute
  8.   Southern Point
  9.   Deep Blue Sea
  10.   Foreground
  11.   Don't Ask
  12.   Shift
  13.   Little Brother
  14.   All We Ask
  15.   Central and Remote
  16.   Ready, Able
  17.   Fragments
  18.   Half Gate
  19.   Slow Life
  20.   Deep Sea Diver
  21.   Sun in Your Eyes
  22.   Gun-Shy
  23.   What's Wrong?
  24.   The Hunt
  25.   Adelma
  26.   Sure Thing
  27.   Sorry for the Delay
  28.   Hold Still
  29.   Cheerleader
  30.   Colorado
  31.   Reprise
  32.   Service Bell
  33.   Merge
  34.   Granny Diner
  35.   A Simple Answer
  36.   Alligator
  37.   Smothering Green
  38.   Speak in Rounds
  39.   Owner of a Lonely Heart
  40.   August March
  41.   About Face
  42.   Fine for Now
  43.   [Untitled]
  44.   Plans
  45.   He Hit Me
  46.   Blackcurrrant Jam
  47.   Marla
  48.   Plans
  49.   La Duchess Anne
  50.   This Song
  51.   Eavesdropping
  52.   Campfire
  53.   Disappearing Act
  54.   Fix It
  55.   A Good Place
  56.   Showcase
  57.   Easier
  58.   Everyone I Know
  59.   Listen and Wait
  60.   Particular to What?
  61.   A Leader Always Carries a Stick
  62.   I Live With You
  63.   Dory
  64.   Taken Down
  65.   Lullabye
  66.   Will Calls
  67.   Knife by Atlas Sound
  68.   Le Duchess Anne
  69.   Don'st Ask
  70.   And I Was a Boy From School
  71.   Lullaby
  72.   You Always Hurt The Ones You Love by Ryan Gosling
  73.   Knife featuring C.S.S.
  74.   [Untitled]
  75.   Smothering Green
  76.   While You Wait For Others

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