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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April 2, 2013

There aren’t more polite, sincere musicians touring today than the gentlemen that make up Grizzly Bear. Their charm is suffocating. Foremost among them is frontman Ed Droste, who on Tuesday night
01.22.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM

With Owen Pallet

By Shepherd Express Staff
Among the most sophisticated and disciplined of Brooklyn's late-2000s crop of acclaimed indie-rock bands, Grizzly Bear will return to the Pabst Theater on Tuesday, April 2, the venue announced this morning. It'll be the band's first appearance in Milwaukee since an unforgettable show at the Pabst in 2009 in support of their breakthrough album Vackatimest. This time the band will be supporting thei...
09.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Part of Grizzly Bear's appeal has been their ability to transcend the stigma of of the hipper than thou, ironic New York band. The band's music, particularly this year's amazing Veckatimest, has always seemed too pure, too comprehensive in its appreciation of forgotten American music forms, to be anything but genuine. I suspect that for many, though, that news of the band's collaboration w...
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Veckatimest (Warp)

Remember when bands cared about albums as an art form? Instead of slapping together a dozen tracks because, hey, they'll just end up on everyone's iPod shuffle anyway, musicians considered how their songs might congeal as a whole or form some sort of dramatic arc. Allow Grizzly Bear to reintroduce you to...
06.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
��I'm usually wrong about these things, but I still think that Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" sounds uncannily like Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E.," at least insofar as any song by Grizzly Bear could sound like a late '90s, West Coast rap hit. Try playing both songs simultaneously; if you time it right, the beats sync up like Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz. � Here's the video for "...
05.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The unanimous praise for Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest, released today after months of Internet hype, quickly brings to mind the fervor over Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion earlier this year, so in coming months we can expect to see a narrative unfold: Which will be deemed the album of the year? It's fun to speculate about in the same way it is to predict the song of the summer. Animal...
03.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Flaming Lips are the latest headliners to join the Pitchfork Music Festival. They'll be closing the festival on Sunday night, and like the festival's Friday night performers, their set list will be selected by the audience—which means fans won't have to hear very much from the group's last album. Here's betting the show is at least 70% made up of material from The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Ba...
03.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
In between trying to contain the leak of their new album, Veckatimest, the indie-folk outfit Grizzly Bear has posted their summer tour plans on their Myspace page, and they include a June 8 stop at the Pabst Theater here in Milwaukee. The Pabst Theater hasn't confirmed the show, but given that they just posted a link to an article about the tour on their Twitter account, we're guessing it's pret...

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