Grizzly Bear: Friends with a Bond of Care and Devotion

Grizzly Bear: Friends with a Bond of Care and Devotion

Grizzly Bear is a group of four forward-looking musicians, whose friendship reveals much more than just a willingness to share center stage with like-minded sidekicks. Their newest EP, Friends, shows evidence of a musical maturation that reveals a strengthening artistic bond between the four forward-looking musicians who, as their recent musical works make easy to forget, found each other just three years ago.

With appearances now ranging from frequent appearances in small East Village clubs, to national tours and performances throughout Europe, and even a recent critically acclaimed concert in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, critics have said that Grizzly Bear’s music reveals an extraordinary leap forward in conviction and virtuosity that is practically unheard of. Their response to such acclaim might perhaps be best captured by the title of a song that Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste helped contribute to an album produced as a tribute to Björk: Possibly Maybe. Grizzly Bear remains playfully modest.

Grizzly Bear: While You Wait for the Others

Grizzly Bear: Two Weeks (From Friend)

Readers can access earlier articles that I’ve written about Grizzly Bear ( along other with music videos) here and here.

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Grizzly and Final Fantasy Release “Possibly Maybe”

Ed Droste of Grizzly and Owen Pallett (a.k.a. Final Fantasy) have collaborated and contributed their own fluttering version of Possibly Maybe to Stereogum’s brand-new, 12-track Enjoyed: A Tribute to Björk’s Post compilation.  Reports are that they transformed Possibly Maybe into a minimal wonderland of musical twists reminiscent of the late Charles Arthur Russell.  They joined covers by other groups, such as Liars, Dirty Projectors, High Places, Bell, Pattern Is Movement, Evangelicals, Xiu Xiu, White Hinterland, El Guincho and Atlas Sound.  You can stream or download their MP3 or the entire album and for free.   Enjoy it!!

Ed Droste and Owen Pallett/Possibly Maybe:

During the course of their collaboration in Toronto, they were interviewed by Out.com, where they talked about boyfriend issues and such.  You can read their interview here.

Plus, here’s Björk’s new Wanderlust video:

Björk: Wanderlust

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