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