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Grizzly Bear

Growing from humble roots into one of the most acclaimed indie rock acts of the 2000s and 2010s, Grizzly Bear began as the home recording project of Boston-bred singer Edward Droste. Holed up in his Brooklyn apartment, he laid the groundwork for the band's otherworldly debut album on a small hand-held tape recorder. His homespun effort took on new life with the help of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bear, a Chicago native who had worked in musical projects ranging from laptop electronica to free jazz. Bear added instrumentation and vocals to Droste's sonic blueprints, resulting in 2004's Horn of Plenty. To build a live show for the project, Bear recruited multi-instrumentalist/producer Chris Taylor and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Daniel Rossen. The band's first tours featured improvisations of Droste's early songs; later, they developed new material together, and Rossen began contributing songs of his own. In 2005, Grizzly Bear retreated to Cape Cod to record their first album as a quartet, Yellow House -- a tapestry of multi-layered harmonies, guitars, woodwinds, and electronics set to Droste's and Rossen's songs. Warp released the album in September of 2006. The Friend EP, which featured outtakes and alternate versions of songs as well as covers by Beirut, CSS, and Band of Horses, arrived in 2007. After touring with Radiohead in 2008, Grizzly Bear recorded their elaborate 2009 album Veckatimest at upstate New York's Allaire Studios. Named for an uninhabited island on Cape Cod, it featured collaborations with contemporary classical composer/conductor Nico Muhly, Beach House vocalist Victoria Legrand, the Acme String Quartet, and the Brooklyn Youth Choir. The album was a resounding success, debuting at number eight on the Billboard 200 and making the band a ubiquitous entry on year-end lists. Later that year, the band reunited with Legrand for "Slow Life," which appeared on the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: New Moon. They also contributed a pair of tracks -- "Deep Blue Sea" and the Feist collaboration "Service Bell" -- to the 2009 AIDS benefit album Dark Was the Night. Following this flurry of activity, Grizzly Bear went on hiatus. They reconvened in 2011 to begin work on their fourth album, but most of the tracks they recorded in Marfa, Texas were discarded. During this time, Taylor released Dreams Come True, his 2011 debut album as CANT, while Rossen issued the 2012 solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile. The group started fresh in 2012, returning to where they recorded Yellow House and taking a more collaborative songwriting approach. They released Shields that September and followed it a year later with a deluxe edition that included B-sides, remixes, and previously unreleased songs. After finishing the Shields tour, the members of Grizzly Bear once again went their separate ways. Rossen moved to upstate New York and worked on his own music; Droste, Bear, and Taylor landed in Los Angeles. Bear's projects included scoring work for the HBO TV series High Maintenance, while Taylor did production work for other artists and wrote the 2015 cookbook Twenty Dinners with his friend Ithai Schori. That year, Grizzly Bear began collaborating again, trading demos remotely and slowly working toward a set of new songs. Recorded at Allaire Studios and Hollywood's Vox Studios, as well as Taylor and Rossen's recording spaces, 2017's Painted Ruins paired wide-ranging lyrics with expansive arrangements in playful, rhythmically driven songs. ~ Bret Love
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Grizzly Bear

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

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