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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.   Knife
  4.   Yet Again
  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.   All We Ask
  14.   Little Brother
  15.   Central and Remote
  16.   A Good Place
  17.   Ready, Able
  18.   Alligator
  19.   Cheerleader
  20.   Owner of a Lonely Heart
  21.   Campfire
  22.   Smothering Green
  23.   Slow Life
  24.   Hold Still
  25.   He Hit Me
  26.   Colorado
  27.   Fix It
  28.   Merge
  29.   Deep Sea Diver
  30.   Will Calls
  31.   Listen and Wait
  32.   Sun in Your Eyes
  33.   Gun-Shy
  34.   A Simple Answer
  35.   The Hunt
  36.   Adelma
  37.   Fragments
  38.   August March
  39.   I Live With You
  40.   Fine for Now
  41.   Dory
  42.   [Untitled]
  43.   Plans
  44.   Blackcurrrant Jam
  45.   Plans
  46.   Lullabye
  47.   Reprise
  48.   La Duchess Anne
  49.   This Song
  50.   Service Bell
  51.   Eavesdropping
  52.   Disappearing Act
  53.   Showcase
  54.   Half Gate
  55.   Easier
  56.   Speak in Rounds
  57.   About Face
  58.   Knife by Atlas Sound
  59.   Particular to What?
  60.   Everyone I Know
  61.   A Leader Always Carries a Stick
  62.   Sorry for the Delay
  63.   Taken Down
  64.   Granny Diner
  65.   Sure Thing
  66.   What's Wrong?
  67.   Marla
  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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