We missed these recently. You shouldn't! First up are three tracks from Castle Face's new re-imagining of the Velvet Underground & Nico album to celebrate 45 years since that seminal release. It features previous MM alumni The Fresh & Onlys, Burnt Ones , and Thee Oh Sees amongst others - and is limited to just 1,000 copies, on banana yellow vinyl with original art by another MM fave David Shrigley - it is a pretty neat package. Download Ty Segall's maniacal take on Femme Fatale and listen to White Fence [...]
Over the weekend, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear released this acoustic demo from 2009 on his Soundcloud, claiming it was "too old to work on anymore and won't see the light of day in any other format." Call it a demo, but it's still got all the makings of a quality track: it's sparse, light, but delightfully touching — much like Rossen's work on his excellent Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP that he released earlier in the year. Check it out below, along with a bonus track from the aforementioned EP.
Filed under: News , News Today, Oh Boy! , New Music , New Releases YouTube Tegan and Sara 's newest single "I'm Not Your Hero" continues the sisters' foray into more electronic rock. [ Fuse ] The gentlemen of Guided by Voices just don't quit. Hear a new cut called "She Lives in an Airport" from the band's third album of 2012 The Bears for Lunch. [ Rolling [...]
Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen has released a demo from December 2009 that he says is "too old to work on anymore and won't see the light of day in any other format". If you want to enjoy this Rossen original, I suggest listening below.
Yesterday, Danniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear released an untitled track he recorded in 2009. The earnest love song is seemingly incomplete lacking a concluding bridge and ending abruptly. The sweet tonality of Rossen's voice makes even an incomplete, unreleased track, seem polished and worthy of a listen.
Everybody's favorite Brooklyn band, Grizzly Bear , stopped by Later... With Jools Holland last night to give a very solid performance of Shields highlight "Yet Again" . The four piece proved on the show that their live act is just as good, if not better than on record, with vocals that were absolutely spot-on. It wasn't just the vocals, though; Chris Taylor's bass, Daniel Rossen 's guitar and Chris Bear's drumming were top notch too, breathing a lot of [...]
5 Songs is a weekly series where we point out the strange, the grand, and the unique connections between our favorite songs. Let’s get weird. Words by Chris Welcome to a special edition of 5 Songs . I wish these could be more frequent, but you know every time I write one, my strength wanes like Spawn’s cloak (that was today’s I Love the 90’s episode). Because of forces beyond my control, I welcome [...]
"So, are you, like, the Queen of Vancouver?" Grizzly Bear 's Ed Droste asks me on Saturday night, after an unsurprisingly beautiful show at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. He's being drole, of course, but it's in reply to my assurances that I'll help rally the troops to Sunday's far-from-Sold-Out second show. "No, just the mayor," I respond - he laughs - and remind him that it's Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow night, hence the dip in sales. "Oh they'll probably be in a food coma then!" he chortles. He's interested in the differences between Canuckgiving and USgiving, [...]
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 I sat at Toronto's Massey Hall in anticipation of what I knew would be an amazing show. With Massey Hall undoubtedly being my favourite venue for its wonderful acoustics, I expected the pairing to be magical. Although I had extremely high anticipations, those were nonetheless surpassed once Grizzly Bear came on stage and Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear began performing. After American-New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra opened , Grizzly Bear made their way on at 9:15 [...]
I first heard Grizzly Bear in 2008, just before their last full-length release, Veckatimest , which demonstrated a rich, orchestral clockwork between the members of the band and a certain livelihood that was less present on Yellow House . Shields comes from a three year period of silence that yielded solo material from Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor , under his [...]
With Shields , the New York psych folk outfit Grizzly Bear makes a move toward subtlety, toning down some of the bright, poppy moments that made 20092s Veckatimest such a powerhouse. WATCH THE REVIEW
Grizzly Bear - Shields By Hayley Scott Since their arrival in 2004, success has been sequentially brewing for Grizzly Bear . In a time when British music was submerged in the genericisms of Razorlight and Kasabian, the Brooklyn quartet were conceiving ideas for Horn of Plenty: the home-recorded brainchild of Ed Droste that was not initially meant for prying ears, and only intended to be heard by friends, and the experimental results of which introduced us to the dynamic and intriguing world of Grizzly Bear. [...]
Fragilidade pode ser uma coisa belíssima. Essa frase poderia servir como lema da carreira do Grizzly Bear , banda que lançou uma sequência impressionante de álbuns singelos, construídos sobre vocais e harmonias angelicais e instrumentação glacial: Horn of Plenty , Yellow House e o brilhante Veckatimest , um dos melhores álbuns de 2009. Mas uma estrutura frágil, delicada, quando exposta aos efeitos do tempo, quando estendida demais, esticada, desgastada, pode estourar. O escudo é a parte final da armadura para um cavaleiro. É o fim dessa fragilidade. Assim também é o álbum que leva esse [...]
Daniel Rossen Mix Daniel Rossen has one of the most distinct voices in the indie music community, and he's contributed his equally beautiful songwriting skills to Grizzly Bear , Department of Eagles , and even some solo work . This week's HDPP may lack some of the pizzazz that one usually needs to get through a slow day, but I think the power in these songs should do quite well regardless. Notably, Rossen didn't join Grizzly Bear until Yellow House , so I intentionally left off the band's [...]
Over the weekend, London's Barbican hosted a career retrospective for the influential composer Van Dyke Parks , a figure who is best known for his work on the Beach Boys' SMiLE as well as more contemporary releases like Joanna Newsom's Ys . Joining parks as backing vocalists were none other than admirers like Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen and Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold. Head below to watch a few videos from the performance. Read More...
Stereogum Over the weekend, London's Barbican hosted a career retrospective for the influential composer Van Dyke Parks , a figure who is best known for his work on the Beach Boys' SMiLE as well as more contemporary releases like Joanna Newsom's Ys . Joining Parks as backing vocalists were none other than admirers like Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen and Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold. Head below to watch a few videos from the performance. Read More... [...]
DANIEL ROSSEN | SILENT HOUR / GOLDEN MILE WARP Brooklyn songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen recently debuted his solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile . Best known for his role with the indie rock band Grizzly Bear (whose Veckatimest rated #1 on Record Dept’s Top 20 of 2009 list) and also identifiable as half of the experimental duo Department of Eagles, Rossen took some time to flesh out his own sound and [...]
Yesterday, Grizzly Bear kicked off their new album cycle with " Sleeping Ute ," a tempestuous Rossen-penned gem that the comment section wanted to marry. ("I do!" - You guys.) The band's still-untitled record comes 9/18 via Warp, and it is something we will probably talk about a fair bit around here, because it's been three solid years since Veckatimest was our #2 record of 2009 . That's awhile in blogyears. But if it feels like Grizzly Bear never left, it's because they never really did. Jointly they've been [...]
Stereogum Yesterday, Grizzly Bear kicked off their new album cycle with " Sleeping Ute ," a tempestuous Rossen-penned gem that the comment section wanted to marry. ("I do!" - You guys.) The band's still-untitled record comes 9/18 via Warp, and it is something we will probably talk about a fair bit around here, because it's been three solid years since Veckatimest was our #2 record of 2009 . That's awhile in blogyears. But if it feels like [...]
After a three-year-long state of inactivity and metabolic depression, left-of-field folkster group Grizzly Bear has shaken the mildew from their haunches and announced the release of their upcoming album. The Brooklyn-based band’s last effort, Veckatimest , garnered laud from the likes of Jay-Z and The Wall Street Journal , but since 2009, Grizzly fans have had to survive on a winter’s store of older tunes, a Washington State Lottery’s TV ad in 2010, and singer/songwriter/guitarist Daniel Rossen’s solo album Silent Hour/Golden [...]