Normally when an album has been as anticipated as much as Veckatimest has, it inevitably sinks under the weight of expectation. In the case of Grizzly Bear, everything they have done since 2006’s Yellow House has signalled a band nearing their creative peak. (more…)
This song may just save your day. It surfaced on the net as the soundtrack to a slideshow of party pictures on YouTube. I extracted the audio and haven’t been able to stop listening to it since – it’s mesmeric. From what I can gather, it’s by a virtual unknown from Australia going by the name of Ruby Weapon, who has uploaded a batch of Animal Collective/Panda bear cover versions, but there’s little else in the way of information. Which is too bad, because I’m absolutely smitten with this. Best thing I’ve heard all week.
A few hours ago we had about 45 minutes to film and edit a little ‘about me’ segment, which was hastily put together…but with this song. I will take it down shortly, out of embarrassment, but for now – rare footage of me:
This track was brought to my attention by Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste who, as you should all know, has impeccable taste in music. He currently has it on repeat and claims it’s “great for wintertime doldrums”. Enough said, now listen. (more…)
This is the debut performance of a new Grizzly Bear song, live on David Letterman last night. It’s a little keyboard-heavy and, by their own admission, they were quite nervous, but every single thing this band has done since Yellow House has been extraordinary. I just can’t wait until that new album is done! You can download an mp3 audio track of this performance here.
Just when you’re led to believe the band are in the middle of taking a long, well-deserved break, up pops their very own live (and long overdue) session on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Listen to a fully refreshed Grizzly Bear debut new song ‘While You Wait for the Others’ amongst a steller set list here. (more…)
“Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year.Feist is the first Canadian winner of the Shortlist Music Prize, joining Irish singer Damien Rice and Icelandic band Sigur Ros as Shortlist winners who hail from outside the US. Previous winners also include American artists Sufjan Stevens, N*E*R*D and TV on the Radio.”
Feist performing ‘1234’ live on Letterman backed up by an all-star choir including members of Grizzly Bear, The National, Broken Social Scene, the New Pornographers, and Mates of State.