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Late Night Thoughts on Grizzly Bear
02/22/09 at 10:15 PM by Adam Pfleider
I've just got done reviewing the Dark Was the Night compilation for the site. Wedged in between all the great and "eh" indie music (depending on your taste) the comp has to offer, is a great collaboration between Feist and Grizzly Bear. Feist has a "more than stunning" voice, but is wrapped around the landscape that is Grizzly Bear's knack for beautiful, yet weirdly angled sounds. It's for a lack of a better word: perfect.

I've been thinking a lot about the idea of moving across music as I get older. I purchased Thursday's new record this week (which, don't get me wrong, is Thursday-- and amazing) but I just feel I would have been more excited about it two or three years ago, than I am about it now.

I sometimes wonder if its boredom or the idea of music shifting shapes to the ear. Whatever it is, I understand that a band like Grizzly Bear is a band that deserves a lot of recognition and praise. Yellow House is a record that encapsulates everything great about music: It's never dull; always crescendoing and decrescendoing to build and keep attention; consistantly changing out different instruments and sounds while staying dynamic, yet accessible. Yellow House is Grizzly Bear at their finest, and music in general at a prestige peak of glory.

I anxiously await the band's next record. And though I wasn't as happy with Wolf Parade and At Mount Zoomer, here's hoping Grizzly Bear don't change things up too much, but if their song "Deep Blue Sea" has any insight, I'm not worried at all.
Tags: Late Night Thoughts, Grizzly Bear, Feist, Dark Was the Night
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