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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 Indie

    Top Indie
    2 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    2 songs

    Indie Party

    2 songs

    Top Alternative

    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    1 song

    Pop Rock

    1 song

    Adult Alternative

    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

Albums by
Grizzly Bear

Top Songs by
Grizzly Bear

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