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

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