Originally largely the sole work of frontman Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear released their debut Horn of Plenty in 2004 and by the time it received a wider re-issue a year later, the band were a fully fledged four-piece. Sorry For The Delay - a limited release - followed in early 2006 before the band's second album Yellow House - the first to be co-written by Daniel Rossen (also of Department Of Eagles) - on Warp Records to widespread acclaim. The band's third album Veckatimest due in late May of '09 is deservedly reaching Merriweather Post Pavillion levels of expectation.
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Ahead of next week's release of Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest, an album which has become the most eagerly-awaited from a Brooklyn-based experimental pop band in at least, oh, four months, vocalist/guitarist Daniel Rossen speaks to Ragged Words.
While Yellow House began with a low-key folky shuffle, Veckatimest’s opener 'Southern Point' signals straight away that Grizzly Bear mean business: urgent, with a nervy, epic feel that nods to Radiohead, it shows the continued evolution of a...