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Yellow House (15th Anniversary Re-issue)

    Grizzly Bear celebrate the 15th anniversary of their iconic second album (and first recorded as a full band) Yellow House. The new edition of the album is a re-cut repress and will be available on 3rd September 2021 in three formats - Clear 2LP (exclusive to official store, Bleep and independent retailers), classic Black 2LP, and an exclusive color 2LP via Vinyl Me Please.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Easier
    A2. Lullabye
    A3. Knife
    B1. Central And Remote
    B2. Little Brother
    C1. Plans
    C2. Marla
    C3. On A Neck, On A Spit
    D1. Reprise
    D2. Colorado

    ‘Shields Expanded’ is a two disc CD set and 18 track digital album which features the original ‘Shields’ record along with the eight additional B-Sides.

    ‘Shields B-Sides’ features 5 never before heard tracks, three of which are demos recorded in Marfa, Texas before the band officially began track listing the album in New York and Cape Cod. The Marfa Demos include the hypnotizing new single ‘Will Call’s’ plus ‘Taken Down’ and ‘Everyone I Know’ as well as two beautifully constructed bonus tracks, ‘Smothering Green’ and ‘Listen and Wait’. The ‘B-Sides’ also includes three remarkable remixes of tracks from the original ‘Shields’ including the Nicholas Jaar remix of ‘Sleeping Ute’ (which was released as a limited edition 12’’ for Record Store Day earlier this year) the Liars Remix of ‘A Simple Answer’ and Lindstrom Remix of ‘Gun-Shy’.

    TRACK LISTING

    CD1 Tracklist
    01. Sleeping Ute
    02. Speak In Rounds
    03. Adelma
    04. Yet Again
    05. The Hunt
    06. A Simple Answer
    07. What’s Wrong
    08. Gun-Shy
    09. Half Gat
    10. Sun In Your Eyes

    CD2 Tracklist
    01. Smothering Green (Bonus Track)
    02. Taken Down (Marfa Demo)
    03. Listen And Wait (Bonus Track)
    04. Everyone I Know (Marfa Demo)
    05. Will Calls  (Marfa Demo)
    06. Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
    07. A Simple Answer (Liars Remix)
    08. Gun-Shy (Lindstrom Remix)

    One of the world’s most celebrated alternative bands return with the bold and breathtaking follow-up to their international breakthrough record.

    Grizzly Bear will follow their US Top 10 and UK Top 25 breakthrough record ‘Veckatimest’ with ‘Shields’, a bold yet textured masterpiece.

    The album comes as a result of the band writing and recording in a more cohesive way than ever before, delivering anthemic singles (‘Yet Again’, ‘Speak In Rounds’) and stunning orchestral climaxes (‘Sun In Your Eyes’) across the space of its ten tracks.

    Asked which tunes on ‘Shields’ belong to which songwriter, every member balks and explains that, for the first time, these are actually full-band numbers. Both in process and product, this is Grizzly Bear as they’ve never been. The words come matched by a sound that is more passionate than proper, a quality earned by spending less time on the perfect take than on the proper feeling. “This has a different energy behind it,” concludes Ed Droste (vocals). “‘Veckatimest’ was a little more of a polite album; the desire to keep the vocals smooth might have kept a little distance between us and the audience. This one feels a bit more rough and exposed, so that on ‘Shields’, everything speaks for itself.”

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Martin says: The ornately wrought ironwork of "Veckatimest" was always going to be a very tough act to follow, but, in my humble opinion, Grizzly Bear have quietly surpassed it with "Shields". The rhythmic twists and turns are still there, as are the intricately crafted, angular song structures and Ed Drost’s aching vocal harmonies; but if in its predecessor’s overreaching ambition emotion and overall direction were occasionally lost, with "Shields" the expression has been honed, and to an exquisite degree. Grizzly Bear are the sum of divergent parts and that’s reflected in their complex, hard to pin down sound – if you need references (and they are loose) then, maybe Jeff Buckley’s muscular anguish and the melodic end of Animal Collective might serve. Best not to take my word for it though, investigate them for yourself; there’s a very, very good chance you’ll find it worth the effort.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Sleeping Ute
    2. Speak In Rounds
    3. Adelma
    4. Yet Again
    5. The Hunt
    6. A Simple Answer
    7. What's Wrong
    8. Gun-shy
    9. Half Gate
    10. Sun In Your Eyes

    Grizzly Bear

    Veckatimest - Heavyweight Vinyl Edition

      Seemingly out of nowhere (ok, it’s their third album, but you know what I mean!) comes a record so unique and exhilarating that Fleet Foxes have already name checked it as ‘the greatest album of the noughties’. Well “Veckatimest” does have a folky feel and the band is big on 4-part harmonies and even choral arrangements, but that is only half of the story. There’s a jazzy , open-ended vibe, gorgeous strings, Disney-ish, Mercury Rev style flights of fancy, and a melancholy Beach Boys love of melody. The band is also big on percussion and meandering diversions, but the song itself never suffers, it just takes a while for the full beauty of this album to unfurl. Named after an uninhabited island off Cape Cod, there’s a real sense of magic and mystery to Grizzly Bear’s sound. You can tell they were all music students though; there’s nothing obvious here, it’s full of surprises. Lovingly sequenced to be listened to as a whole, as this drifts, grooves, ebbs and flows, you’ll know you’ve been taken on a luxurious ride. Simply stunning.

      Seemingly out of nowhere (ok, it’s their third album, but you know what I mean!) comes a record so unique and exhilarating that Fleet Foxes have already name checked it as ‘the greatest album of the noughties’. Well “Veckatimest” does have a folky feel and the band is big on 4-part harmonies and even choral arrangements, but that is only half of the story. There’s a jazzy , open-ended vibe, gorgeous strings, Disney-ish, Mercury Rev style flights of fancy, and a melancholy Beach Boys love of melody. The band is also big on percussion and meandering diversions, but the song itself never suffers, it just takes a while for the full beauty of this album to unfurl. Named after an uninhabited island off Cape Cod, there’s a real sense of magic and mystery to Grizzly Bear’s sound. You can tell they were all music students though; there’s nothing obvious here, it’s full of surprises. Lovingly sequenced to be listened to as a whole, as this drifts, grooves, ebbs and flows, you’ll know you’ve been taken on a luxurious ride. Simply stunning.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Southern Point
      2. Two Weeks
      3. All We Ask
      4. Fine For Now
      5. Cheerleader
      6. Dory
      7. Ready Able
      8. About Face
      9. Hold Still
      10. While You Wait For Others
      11. I Live With You
      12. Foreground

      Grizzly Bear

      Yellow House

        "Yellow House" is a beautifully crafted masterpiece - a sonic sun kissed journey of woozy guitars, brushed drums, woodwinds, strings, hazy electronics, layered vocals and sweeping harmonies. This tantalisingly sublime and idyllic album will appeal to fans of Devendra, Sufjan, Mercury Rev, Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, Jose Gonzales, Belle & Sebastian.


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