Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

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Grizzly Bear is a rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. Their music uses melody and ambience in conjunction with hazy-eyed choruses, whistles, piano, banjo, and several woodwind instruments.

Grizzly Bear was originally the solo project of Edward Droste (vocals/guitar/omnichord/autoharp), who recorded his debut album Horn Of Plenty at home. The record was originally meant for his friends, but it eventually circulated and got a proper release in 2004, this time with the help of Chris Bear (drums/vocals). A re-release with a bonus disc of remixes was issued in 2005.

2005 also saw the addition of the two other band members, Chris Taylor (7) (woodwinds/electronics/engineering/production) and Daniel Rossen (vocals/guitar). Playing as a four piece allowed the complexity of sound that was recorded on Horn of Plenty to be played live. The band toured throughout the year, playing songs off the first album as well as some of the new songs they were collectively writing that would make up Yellow House, their first release as a four piece, in 2006. A year later, the Friend EP, which featured cameos from Beirut, Atlas Sound, CSS and Band of Horses, arrived.

For 2009's elaborate album Veckatimest, the band collaborated with contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly, Beach House's Victoria Legrand, the Acme String Quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Choir. The album was 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. After a long break from touring Veckatimest, the band followed up three years later with it's 2012 release of Shields.
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Grizzly Bear Discography

Albums

none Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty (original 2003 self-released version with different tracks)(CDr, CD-ROM, Album, S/Edition) Not On Label none US 2003 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Horn Of Plenty (Album, Comp) Kanine Records US 2004 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Yellow House (Album) Warp Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (Album) Warp Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Shields (Album) Warp Records US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

tom 58I Grizzly Bear / Seabear Grizzly Bear / Seabear - The Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series I(7", Ltd) Tomlab tom 58I Germany 2005 Sell This Version
KR-00161 Grizzly Bear Horn Of Plenty: The Remixes(12") Kanine Records KR-00161 US 2005 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear On A Neck, On A Spit (Radio Edit) (Single) Warp Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Sorry For The Delay (The Early Recordings) (MiniAlbum) Audraglint Recordings US 2006 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Easier (Alternate Edit) (Single) Warp Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Friend EP (EP) Warp Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Knife (Single) Warp Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Cheerleader (Single) Warp Records US 2009 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Two Weeks (Single) Warp Records UK, Europe & US 2009 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear While You Wait For The Others (Single) Warp Records 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP274 Grizzly Bear Live On KCRW(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP274 UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Grizzly Bear Ready, Able(CDr, Single, Promo) Warp Records none UK 2009 Sell This Version
WARPCD182B Grizzly Bear Live From The Central Presbyterian Church, Austin TX, March 19 2009(CD, EP, Ltd) Warp Records WARPCD182B UK 2009 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Yet Again (Single) Warp Records UK 2012 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear A Simple Answer (Single) Warp Records UK 2012 Sell This Version
WARPDD229Y Grizzly Bear Sleeping Ute(File, MP3, Single, 320) Warp Records WARPDD229Y UK 2012
none Grizzly Bear Speak In Rounds(CDr, Single, Promo) Warp Records none UK 2012 Sell This Version
Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear - Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear (Single) Warp Records UK & US 2013 Sell This Version
Grizzly Bear Shields: B-Sides (EP) Warp Records Japan 2013 Sell This Version
WARPLP229E Grizzly Bear Shields: B-Sides Test Pressing(12", EP, TP, 180) Warp Records WARPLP229E UK 2013 Sell This Version