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Shields: B-Sides, Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
2002 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Grizzly Bear

Biography

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.. 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.

Top Albums

Shields: B-Sides, Grizzly Bear
1. Shields: B-S..
Shields: Expanded, Grizzly Bear
2. Shields: Exp..
Veckatimest, Grizzly Bear
3. Veckatimest
Shields, Grizzly Bear
4. Shields
Yellow House, Grizzly Bear
5. Yellow House
Friend, Grizzly Bear
6. Friend
Veckatimest (Bonus Tracks), Grizzly Bear
7. Veckatimest ..
Sorry for the Delay, Grizzly Bear
8. Sorry for th..
Horn of Plenty, Grizzly Bear
9. Horn of Plen..
Horn of Penty (The Remixes), Grizzly Bear
10. Horn of Pent..
Will Calls (Marfa Demo) - Single, Grizzly Bear
11. Will Calls (..
Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear - Single, Brian Eno
12. Brian Eno x ..
Yet Again - Single, Grizzly Bear
13. Yet Again - ..
Sleeping Ute - Single, Grizzly Bear
14. Sleeping Ute..
While You Wait for the Others - Single, Grizzly Bear
15. While You Wa..
Two Weeks (Radio Mix) - Single, Grizzly Bear
16. Two Weeks (R..
Two Weeks (Fred Falke Mixes) - EP, Grizzly Bear
17. Two Weeks (F..
Two Weeks - Single, Grizzly Bear
18. Two Weeks - ..
On a Neck, On a Spit - Single, Grizzly Bear
19. On a Neck, O..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Two WeeksVeckatimest4:03$0.99
2.
Will Calls (Marfa Demo)Shields: B-Sides6:51$1.29
3.
Smothering Green (Bonus Track)Shields: B-Sides6:30$1.29
4.
Yet AgainYet Again - Single5:18$0.99
5.
Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)Shields: B-Sides7:50$1.29
6.
KnifeYellow House5:14$0.99
7.
Smothering Green (Bonus Track)Shields: Expanded6:30$1.29
8.
Listen and Wait (Bonus Track)Shields: B-Sides3:28$1.29
9.
Taken Down (Marfa Demo)Shields: B-Sides5:13$1.29
10.
Ready, AbleVeckatimest4:17$0.99
11.
Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)Shields: Expanded7:50$1.29
12.
Listen and Wait (Bonus Track)Shields: Expanded3:28$1.29
13.
gun-shy (Lindstrøm Remix)Shields: B-Sides6:54$1.29
14.
Everyone I Know (Marfa Demo)Shields: B-Sides2:21$1.29
15.
Speak In RoundsShields4:24$0.99
16.
Sleeping UteShields4:35$0.99
17.
Two WeeksTwo Weeks - Single4:06$0.99
18.
ForegroundVeckatimest3:35$0.99
19.
While You Wait for the OthersVeckatimest4:29$0.99
20.
All We AskVeckatimest5:21$0.99
21.
Southern PointVeckatimest5:02$0.99
22.
Will Calls (Marfa Demo)Will Calls (Marfa Demo) - S..6:51$1.29
23.
Gun-Shy (Lindstrøm Remix)Shields: Expanded6:54$1.29
24.
Simple Answer (Liars Remix)Shields: Expanded7:59$1.29
25.
Will Calls (Marfa Demo)Shields: Expanded6:51$1.29

Top Music Videos

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