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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. ~ Bret Love
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Albums by
Grizzly Bear

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    10 songs

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    Shields

    12 songs

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    Veckatimest

    10 songs

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    Yellow House

    14 songs

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    Horn of Plenty

    8 songs

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    Shields: B-Sides

    7 songs

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    Sorry for the Delay

    31 songs

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    Horn of Plenty [2 Disc]

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    Friend

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    Yet Again

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    Sleeping Ute

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    Two Weeks

    18 songs

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    Shields [Expanded]

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    Horn of Penty [The Remixes]

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    Blue Valentine


Top Songs by
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  2.   Two Weeks
  3.   Yet Again
  4.   Knife
  5.   While You Wait for the Others
  6.   Sleeping Ute
  7.   On a Neck, on a Spit
  8.   Deep Blue Sea
  9.   Southern Point
  10.   Foreground
  11.   All We Ask
  12.   Little Brother
  13.   Central and Remote
  14.   Cheerleader
  15.   Fix It
  16.   Gun-Shy
  17.   A Simple Answer
  18.   He Hit Me
  19.   Deep Sea Diver
  20.   Will Calls
  21.   Sun in Your Eyes
  22.   Half Gate
  23.   What's Wrong?
  24.   Speak in Rounds
  25.   Fine for Now
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