Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear is the project of New York's songwriter Edward Droste. He debuted with the gentle bedroom-folk tunes of Horn of Plenty (2004), but matured with Yellow House (Warp, 2006), recorded by a real band (drummer Christopher Bear, keyboardist and bassist Chris Taylor, guitarist Daniel Rossen) and much better arranged. Lullabye, Knife and Colorado were complex compositions that were easily ascribed to the psychedelic-folk revival, but were more properly a kind of atmospheric folk-rock rather than full-fledged psychedelic folk.

Here's two wonderful sets (acoustic & electric) with beautiful, haunting vocal arrangements from the Brooklyn based group currently touring in support of their record "Yellow House".

KEXP Seattle,WA October 04, 2006 (acoustic set)
1. Intro 2. Plans 3. Service Bell 4. Interview 5. Little Brother 6. Interview 7. Knife 8. Interview/Outro

mp3 @ 256 kbps soon available >>>

KEXP Seattle,WA February 16, 2007 (electric set)
1. Intro 2. Easier 3. Knife 4. Interview 5. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)* 6. On A Neck, On A Spit 7. Interview/Outro [* Crystals cover]

mp3 @ 256 kbps soon available >>>

Grizzly Bear are:

Edward Droste
Christopher Bear
Chris Taylor
Daniel Rossen

1 comment:

Andrew said...

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