Grizzly Bear ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Grizzly Bear



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Grizzly Bear Set List

With their special blend of visceral, majestic indie rock, Grizzly Bear has been on the rise for all of their decade-long existence. On April 10, 2013, the band made their Austin City Limits debut in support of their acclaimed latest LP Shields.

Beginning as a solo project for lead singer Ed Droste, the Brooklyn band coalesced in 2004 after the release of Horn of Plenty. In 2006 the band released Yellow House, which was named one of the top 10 albums of the year by both Pitchfork and the New York Times. Since then, the group has opened for Radiohead and released the highly-vetted Veckatimist in 2008. With each new release, Grizzly Bear has evolved into a true force of sound. Rolling Stone wrote “Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen have grown into one of indie rock’s most sophisticated songwriting teams, melding idiosyncratic approaches to texture and tune into a subtly mind-blowing whole.”

With their newest release, 2012’s Shields, the band collaborated in a new way, working as a group and adding to each other’s work until the full song was complete. “As we get older, more confident, and more mature, we’re becoming more confortable with stepping on each other’s toes,” Droste said. This new method resulted in their most highly-praised work to date. The AV Club wrote, “On an album that touches repeatedly on the barriers people build between each other, the members of Grizzly Bear have forged further ahead into sweet synchronicity.”

Rolling Stone marked Shields as one of the best albums of 2012 and named “Yet Again” one of the best songs of 2012, saying “lead singer Ed Droste’s tender tenor shines on what might be his most eloquently yearning melody yet.”