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