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