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    Grizzly Bear

    I've been very impressed with the first two songs they've released so far from their new album Shields, wich is due in september. Sleeping Ute was the first song and now, they've released Yet Again as well...


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    Love Grizzly Bear, Ed Droste, his gayness and the music he has made. Horn of Plenty is one of my favorite albums ever! Did you know he named it after his asshole? He said in an interview that at the time there was a lot of action going on in his 'horn of plenty' and that's how the album title came about. On another publication he confirms he's a bottom. Anyway, I can't wait for Shields! 'Ready, Able' was my favorite song of 2009.


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    That definitely qualifies as TMI (too much information).

    Anyway, yes, a really good band. The Yellow House album is a personal favourite. Looking forward to the new album and a live show at the End of the Road Festival in September.

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    I've got tickets for their Amsterdam show. The first time I saw them live was on a festival and a little bit messy, but the second show I attended blew me away. Veckatimest and Yellow House are two fantastic albums.

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    That definitely qualifies as TMI (too much information).
    If you think that's TMI, then have fun reading this 'interview' published on Out Magazine featuring Ed Droste and Owen Pallett (of Final Fantasy)! http://www.out.com/entertainment/200.../party-poopers
    They even discuss the lyrics "c** again all over me" in regards to sexual preference.

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    Ha, that interview's fun. And the last few paragraphs are awesome.

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    hahaha!!! "Tori... we can instant message."

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    The whole thing leaked about a week ago and it's really good. Still, nothing on Shields rivals the peaks on any of the previous albums.

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    I'm sure the new album would grow on me with repeated listens, but on first listen it's all sounding sort of ... beige. I'm not a huge fan, but I did think their last album was rather beautiful. This didn't really connect with me on first listen, although it's certainly not awful or anything. It does end well, though.
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    I really enjoy the album. It doesn't have its "Two Weeks" or "Knife" or "While You Wait for the Others" - but I think it's very cohesive and strong as a whole. My favourite tracks so far are "Yet Again" and "Sun in Your Eyes" but it may change as I listen to it more.

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    I picked up Shields last night -- the first album in a while that I haven't heard before its release -- and I'm already falling in love with it. The arrangements, especially on the last half, have so much more buoyancy and spaciousness than Veckatimest. I don't dislike that album, but the songs really seemed bogged down and suffocated at times. I was probably most disappointed hearing the studio version of "While You Wait For The Others" after anticipating this:


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    Video for "Yet Again."



    Love.

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    I thought Veckatimest was kind of a snooze, save for Foreground and Two Weeks, natch, but Shields is really wonderful. Such beautiful production, and very sneaky, gorgeous melodies.

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    New tour dates (some with Owen Pallett) and gifs via grizzlybearband.tumblr.com



    01-26 Mar del Plata, Argentina - Mute Club de Mar
    01-29 Buenos Aires, Argentina - La Trastienda
    01-31 Mexico City, Mexico - Auditorio Blackberry
    02-03 São Paulo, Brazil - Cine Joia
    02-05 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador
    03-01 Taipei, Taiwan - Neo Studio
    03-02 Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Megaport Festival
    03-05 Tokyo, Japan - Liquidroom
    03-06 Osaka, Japan - Akaso
    03-09 Singapore - Esplanade Theatre
    03-30 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall Oakland *
    04-01 Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre *
    04-02 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater *
    04-04 Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival at Englert Theatre *
    04-06 Dallas, TX - Palladium *
    04-08 Austin, TX - Stubb’s *
    04-09 Houston, TX - House of Blues *
    04-11 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls *
    04-15 Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library *
    04-16 Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library *
    05-25 Paris, France - L’Olympia
    05-28 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
    05-29 München, Denmark - Dachau Summer of Music
    06-09 New York, NY - The Governors Ball Music Festival

    * with Owen Pallett

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