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

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