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Sharon Van Etten and Zachary Dawes Share New Song “Quiet Eyes” for A24’s “Past Lives”

Past Lives in Theaters in NY and LA Now, Out Nationwide June 23; Grizzly Bear’s Christopher Bear and Daniel Rossen Did the Score

Jun 07, 2023

A24 Music has shared “Quiet Eyes,” a new song performed by Sharon Van Etten and Zachary Dawes. It is set to be the end credit songs for the news romantic drama Past Lives, whose score was composed by Grizzly Bear’s Christopher Bear and Daniel Rossen. More

Feb 22, 2022

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear has shared a new song, “Unpeopled Space.” The song features Grizzly Bear’s Christopher Bear on drums and percussion, and it is the latest release from Rossen’s forthcoming debut solo album, You Belong There, which will be out on April 8 via Warp. More

Jan 20, 2022

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear has announced the release of his debut solo album, You Belong There, which will be out on April 8 via Warp. He has also shared the album’s lead single, “Shadow in the Frame,” and announced a 34-date North American and European tour in support of the album. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Goat Girl, Andy Bell, Loma, Helena Deland, and More

Plus Jesse Kivel, Lost Horizons, Midnight Sister, TRAAMS, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 09, 2020

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2020. We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we had other plans last Friday, so this week’s list covers two weeks worth of songs. More

HAERTS Share Video for New Song “For the Sky” (Feat. Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste)

New Single Out Now via Rix Records/The Orchard/Humming Records

Oct 07, 2020

HAERTS (the duo featuring romantic partners Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert) have shared a new song, “For the Sky,” via a video for it. The song features guest vocals from Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste. More

Mar 20, 2019

Morrissey is releasing California Son, a covers album, on May 24 via BMG. Now he has shared the album’s cover of “Morning Starship,” a 1973 song by Jobriath (aka Bruce Wayne Campbell). The track features Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear. More

Florence + the Machine Announces North American Tour Dates, St. Vincent and Others to Support

Other Openers Include Grizzly Bear, Kamasi Washington, and Perfume Genius

May 29, 2018

Florence + the Machine (aka Florence Welch and backing band) is releasing a new album, High As Hope, on June 29 via Republic. Now she has announce some North American tour dates that stretch from August until October. More

Hopscotch 2018 Lineup - Grizzly Bear, Belle and Sebastian, Miguel, Real Estate, and More

Raleigh, NC Festival in September Also Features MC50, Liz Phair, Moses Sumney, Gang Gang Dance, Waxahatchee, and Others

May 15, 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Music Festival has announced its initial 2018 lineup. Highlights include Grizzly Bear, Belle and Sebastian, Miguel, Real Estate, MC50 performing MC5’s Kick Out the Jams, Liz Phair, Moses Sumney, Gang Gang Dance, More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Friendly Fires, Hatchie, Say Sue Me, Jon Hassell, and More

Plus Daniel Rossen, Eleanor Friedberger, Ryley Walker, Jess Williamson, Melody's Echo Chamber, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 06, 2018

Songs of the Week is fairly easy to put together, there are obviously standout tracks and it’s just a case of working out the order. Other weeks there are few great tracks and it’s a real struggle. This week there was an obvious #1 in Beach House and then there were so, so many other tracks to decide between to come up with a Top 10. More

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear Shares New Solo Song “Deerslayer”

12-inch Single Due Out on Record Store Day (April 21) via Warp

Apr 05, 2018

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles has shared a new solo song, “Deerslayer.” It will be released as a 12-inch single on Record Store Day (April 21) via Warp, with the B-side being a cover of Golden Suits’ “You’re Crossing a River.” More

Full List of Record Store Day Releases Revealed - Arcade Fire, Courtney Barnett, and More

Plus Kevin Shields and Brian Eno, Mac DeMarco, The National, The Cure, Fleet Foxes, and Others

Mar 06, 2018

The full list of 2018 Record Store Day releases has been revealed. Record Store Day goes down on April 21 and just in case you don’t already know, the basic idea is to get music fans out to their local independent record store, with the bait being a slew of exclusive limited edition releases. More

Grizzly Bear and Spoon Announce June Co-Headlining Tour Dates

$1.00 From Every Ticket Goes to Everytown for Gun Safety

Mar 05, 2018

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, last August via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band were on the cover of our summer 2017 print issue. In addition, Painted Ruins was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017. Spoonreleased a new album, Hot Thoughts, back in March 2017 via Matador. It was also one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017. Now the two bands have announced some co-headlining tour dates for this June. More

Sasquatch! 2018 Line-up: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, and More

Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 28) in Quincy, Washington

Feb 05, 2018

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2018 festival, their 17th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 - 28) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. The lineup includes Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, TV On The Radio, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Big Thief, Perfume Genius, Japanese Breakfast, Benjamin Clementine, Phoebe Bridgers, Algiers, Pond, and others. More

Jan 19, 2018

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, last August via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band was on the cover of our summer print issue. It was also one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017. Last night the band stopped by Conan to perform “Losing All Sense.” More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017

Another Dark Year Was Brightened By a Plethora of Fantastic Albums

Dec 30, 2017

2016 was regarded as a fairly rough year by many, but 2017 was no walk in the park either. 2016 was mired by the deaths of several beloved musical icons (David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, and Sharon Jones among them) and the disappointing and divisive Presidential election, but in 2017 we had to deal with the ramifications of said election (we’d say that roughly 95% of the musicians we interview likely don’t support many, if any, of President Trump’s policies). More

Nov 06, 2017

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, back in August via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band was on the cover of our summer print issue. On Saturday the band stopped by CBS This Morning to perform three songs on CBS This Morning: “Mourning Sound,” “Losing All Sense,” and “Cut-Out. More

Nov 01, 2017

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, back in August via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band was on the cover of our summer print issue. Now the band has done a session for Spotify where they performed “Mourning Sound” and covered Diane Cluck’s 2003 song “Easy to Be Around.” More

Oct 17, 2017

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, back in August via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band is on the cover of our current print issue. Tonight the band stopped by the BBC music show Later… with Jools Holland to perform “Mourning Sound.” Watch the performance below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates. More

Sep 28, 2017

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, last month via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band is on the cover of our current print issue. Now they have shared a video for “Losing All Sense.” Cody Critcheloe directed the surreal clip, which stars actress Busy Philipps (Freaks and Geeks, Cougar Town, Vice Principals) and trans actress Aunt Freckle. More

Sep 26, 2017

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, last month via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band is on the cover of our current print issue. Last night the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform two tracks from the album: “Losing All Sense” and “Cut-Out.” More

Aug 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear have released a new album, Painted Ruins, today via RCA. It is our Album of the Week and the band is on the cover of our current print issue. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Mourning Sound” and they didn’t disappoint, with one of the stronger late night TV performances of recent memory. More

Album of the Week: Grizzly Bear

Painted Ruins Out Now via RCA

Aug 18, 2017

The kaleidoscopic sound the four members of Grizzly Bear create is a juxtaposition unto itself. It is Earth shatteringly loud yet serene and tranquil. It speaks on the larger human psyche while observing the minutia of everyday life. More

Aug 14, 2017

Grizzly Bear are releasing a new album, Painted Ruins, this Friday via RCA. Previously they have shared four tracks from the album, “Three Rings,” “Mourning Sound,” “Four Cypresses,” and “Neighbors” (the latter via a video). More

Jul 26, 2017

This morning President Trump announced on Twitter that Transgender people were no longer allowed to serve in the military in any capacity, a reversal of an Obama policy. Several notable musicians have spoken out against the ban, including Grizzly Bear‘s Ed Droste, Tegan and Sara, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Best Coast, and others. More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, The War on Drugs, Wolf Parade, and More

Plus Jaws of Love., Phoebe Bridgers, Lost Horizons, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 21, 2017

This week we announced our new print issue, which features Grizzly Bear on the cover, so how could we not name them Song of the Week? But they legitimately deserve the honor, as each of the four singles from their forthcoming new album, Painted Ruins, have been stellar and “Neighbors” is no exception. More

Grizzly Bear Share Video for New Song “Neighbors”

Painted Ruins Due Out August 18 via RCA

Jul 21, 2017

Grizzly Bear are releasing a new album, Painted Ruins, on August 18 via RCA. Previously they have shared three tracks from the album, “Three Rings,” “Mourning Sound,” and “Four Cypresses.” Now here’s the fourth advance offering from the album, “Neighbors.” More

Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, Algiers, Radiohead, HAIM, and More

Plus UNKLE, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 23, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week. More

Jun 23, 2017

Grizzly Bear are releasing a new album, Painted Ruins, on August 18 via RCA. Previously they have shared two tracks from the album, “Three Rings” and “Mourning Sound.” More

Five Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, Beach Fossils, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Phoenix, Beach House, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 19, 2017

It’s been a topsy-turvy week, with a new Trump scandal practically every day and tragic passing of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in his Detroit hotel room Wednesday night. To help us through it all was a plethora of exciting new tracks. More

May 17, 2017

Earlier today the new album by Grizzly Bear, Painted Ruins, was announced, as were some tour dates. Now a new song, “Mourning Sound,” has been shared, and additional details (including the tracklist and label) have been announced. More

May 17, 2017

Grizzly Bear have announced their new album and some tour dates. Painted Ruins is due out August 18. Below is the cover art, as well as their tour dates. More

Grizzly Bear Share New Song - “Three Rings”

The First Taste of Their New Album

May 05, 2017

Grizzly Bear haven’t released an album in five years, since 2012’s Shields, but have long been hinting at a new album, releasing various abstract teaser trailers for it. More

Apr 21, 2017

Grizzly Bear haven’t released an album in five years, since 2012’s Shields, but have long been teasing a new album. Recently they released an actual 34-second teaser trailer, which was followed by a 27-second one. More

Grizzly Bear Share Another Mysterious New Teaser Video

Could Their New Album Finally Be on the Way?

Apr 10, 2017

Grizzly Bear haven’t released an album in five years, since 2012’s Shields, but have long been teasing a new album. A little over a week ago they released an actual 34-second teaser trailer. More

Apr 04, 2017

Grizzly Bear haven’t released an album in five years, since 2012’s Shields, but have long been teasing a new album. Now they have released an actual teaser trailer. It’s 34 seconds long and contains abstract and color images, but it does feature a snippet of new instrumental music. More

Nov 21, 2016

Few indie rock and hip-hop musicians not named Kanye West or Azealia Banks appear happy about the election of Donald Trump. During the primaries Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste was a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders before throwing his weight behind Hillary Clinton in the general election. More

Oct 10, 2016

It’s no secret that in the Democratic presidential primary elections many indie rock musicians strongly supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. One of Sanders’ more eager and public supporters in the music community was Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste. More

Apr 11, 2016

Next month The National-currated Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day of the Dead will be released. So far they’ve shared several songs featured on the compilation. Today they continued the trend, sharing the video for their cover of 16 minute epic “Terrapin Station.” More

Grizzly Bear Annotate Their Songs on Genius

Explain Meaning and Backstory of Lyrics

Feb 13, 2015

For those that don’t know Genius is a website that allows users to provide annotations and interpretations to various forms of text. Originally targeted towards rap lyrics, the site has since expanded to include poetry, literature, new stories, and other genres of music. More

Dec 12, 2014

Grizzly Bear‘s Ed Droste, Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij and Diplo have collaborated on a newly released track titled “Long Way Home.” More

Jan 24, 2014

Last November Grizzly Bear released an expanded version of their excellent 2012 album Shields, also offering up the included bonus material as a standalone release titled Shields B-Sides. More

Watch: Grizzly Bear’s Final Live “Shields” Performance

Band Closes Out a Run of Dates at The Sydney Opera House

Jan 06, 2014

Grizzly Bear has had a fairly epic run of live dates behind their 2012 album, Shields. More

Dec 06, 2013

Grizzly Bear guitarist Daniel Rossen has announced plans for his first-ever solo tour. More

Dec 03, 2013

Back in 1974 Gene Clark, found member of The Byrds, released No Other. Developing into a cult favorite among musicians years after being deemed a critical and commmercial failure at the time of its release, the album will be given a bit of new life when it will be played in its entirety on the road by a gathering of some of indie rock’s most notable artists, including Beach House, as well as members of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, and The Walkmen. More

Listen: Grizzly Bear - “Will Calls” (Diplo Remix)

Featuring on Shields Deluxe Edition

Nov 22, 2013

Earlier this month Grizzly Bear released a special deluxe edition of their 2012 album Shields. More

Listen: Grizzly Bear - “Listen and Wait”

Unreleased Track from Shields

Oct 30, 2013

On Nov. 12 Grizzly Bear will release a deluxe edition of their excellent 2012 album Shields, consisting of a number of b-sides, remixes, and demos. More

Watch: Full Episode of Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear on “Austin City Limits”

Featuring Songs From Modern Vampires of the City and Shields

Oct 28, 2013

Over the weekend Austin City Limits aired a split episode featuring performances by Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. More

Oct 25, 2013

Tomorrow night Austin City Limits will air its latest episode featuring performances by two of NYC’s best musical acts: Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. More

Grizzly Bear Announce Deluxe Editions of “Shields”

Featuring b-sides, remixes, and demos

Sep 17, 2013

Yesterday afternoon Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste took to his Twitter account and wrote “yup! :) new music soon. Excited!” More

Grizzly Bear ATP Cancelled

London I'll Be Your Mirror Festival No More

Aug 05, 2013

Grizzly Bear have announced that they’ve been forced to cancel to the upcoming ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival in London. More

May 24, 2013

Back in April Grizzly Bear taped an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, performing their single “Yet Again” off last year’s excellent album Shields. More

Apr 22, 2013

With their much-anticipated new album Bankrupt! finally seeing release this week, France’s Phoenix have unearthed yet another high-profile cover/remix of their record’s lead single “Entertainment.” More

Apr 12, 2013

Announcing just yesterday that they would be extending their world tour in support of last year’s excellent album Shields, Grizzly Bear have revealed they’ve had to postpone their curated I’ll Be Your Mirror ATP Festival. More

Grizzly Bear Extends Tour

Additional August Dates Added

Apr 11, 2013

On the road in support of last year’s album Shields, Grizzly Bear announced today that they’re adding even more stops to their already packed schedule. More

Grizzly Bear and The xx To Tour Together

Joining Forces This Summer

Feb 12, 2013

Making for some interesting bedfellows Grizzly Bear and The xx have announced that they will team up for a series of North American tour dates this coming summer. More

Grizzly Bear and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Curate ATP London’s I’ll Be Your Mirror

Featuring Performances by The Walkmen, Real Estate, and I Break Horses

Jan 28, 2013

All Tomorrow’s Parties has announced that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear have been chosen to headline and curate their upcoming “I’ll Be Your Mirror” events in London on May 4 and 5, respectively. More

Jan 28, 2013

“Gun-Shy,” the latest single off Grizzly Bear‘s excellent 2012 record Shields, has premiered this morning with a stunning (and at times squirm-inducing) video treatment.


Grizzly Bear Announce Spring Tour

Listen to Remix of "Gun Shy" by Lindstrøm

Jan 22, 2013

Grizzly Bear have confirmed dates for a new U.S. tour set to kick off this spring. More

Watch: Season’s Greetings from Grizzly Bear

Featuring New Piano Arrangements of Shields Tracks

Dec 19, 2012

With less than a week before Christmas Grizzly Bear‘s Ed Droste yesterday took to Twitter to wish everyone a great holiday and share a special YouTube clip featuring their latest record Shields rearranged for fans of New Age piano. More

Watch: Grizzly Bear on “The Late Show With David Letterman”

Band Performs Shields Track “Yet Again”

Dec 13, 2012

Last night, Grizzly Bear stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman to air Shields cut “Yet Again.” More

Nov 12, 2012

As Grizzly Bear continue to ride the success of their newest album Shields, guitarist Daniel Rossen has followed up his own recent solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile with a number of out-of-the-blue tracks. More

Oct 17, 2012

Yesterday Grizzly Bear continued their string of late night appearances, heading over the Atlantic to perform on Later ... with Jools Holland. More

Oct 12, 2012

Last night, Grizzly Bear stopped by The Tonight Show to air Shields cut, “Speak in Rounds.” More

Sep 27, 2012

Grizzly Bear have a new video for “Yet Again,” a cut from recently released album, Shields. More

Watch: Grizzly Bear Play “Fallon”

Perform "Sleeping Ute"

Sep 17, 2012

Last Friday, Grizzly Bear closed out the week serving as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Watch: Grizzly Bear Play on WNYC

Perform Songs From Shields

Sep 12, 2012

With the promotional machine picking up steam, Grizzly Bear recently found themselves performing a number of new songs off their their forthcoming album Shields for New Yorks’s WNYC radio station. More

Stream Grizzly Bear’s “Shields”

New Record Out Sept. 18

Sep 10, 2012

Next week Grizzly Bear will release Shields, the New York band’s much anticipated follow-up to their 2009 breakthrough Veckatimest. More

Listen: Grizzly Bear Play New Songs on BBC

New Album Shields Out Sept. 18

Sep 04, 2012

Across the pond this morning New York sons Grizzly Bear appeared on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music radio show where the band performed two songs set to appear on their forthcoming new album Shields, arriving Sept. 17 and 18 in the UK and U.S. via Warp. More

Watch: Grizzly Bear Play “Colbert”

Perform "Sleeping Ute," "Yet Again," and "Two Weeks"

Aug 15, 2012

Taken from their recent performance on the U.S.S. Intrepid as part of StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest!, Grizzly Bear made an appearance on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report promoting their forthcoming new album Shields. More

Aug 03, 2012

After sharing the first bit of their forthcoming album Shields with the track “Sleeping Ute,” Grizzly Bear turned around yesterday to deliver yet another piece of the ten track puzzle with “Yet Again.” More

Stephen Colbert Announces StePhest Colbchella ‘012

Featuring Grizzly Bear and The Flaming Lips

Aug 01, 2012

Kicking it up a notch from last year’s StePhest Colbchella ‘011: Rock You Like a Thirst-icane, Stephen Colbert announced last night that for StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest! that he would be throwing a little soiree on a little boat called the U.S.S. Intrepid. More

Jul 09, 2012

Early last month Grizzly Bear provided a glimpse of their upcoming fourth LP with the included track “Sleeping Ute.” More

Jun 05, 2012

Earlier this year, we profiled Grizzly Bear in the studio in our yearly “In the Studio” issue. Now, the Brooklyn-based band is ready to start airing the fruits of their labor. More

Pygmalion Music Festival Announces Dates and Initial Lineup

Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr. Confirmed To Headline

May 09, 2012

The eigth annual Pygmalion Music Festival has announced that it will take place in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois from Sept. 27-29. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, of Montreal, Frankie Rose, Spiritualized, Tame Impala, Tegan and Sara, and much more. More

Listen: Daniel Rossen - “Silent Song”

Grizzly Bear Member's Solo Outing Out March 20

Feb 01, 2012

Last month Grizzly Bear multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen announced that he would be releasing a solo EP called Silent Hour/Golden Mile on March 20 via Warp. More

Jan 18, 2012

Grizzly Bear multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen has announced plans to release a solo EP entitled Silent Hour/Golden Mile. More

Watch: Videos of Serge Gainsbourg tribute at The Hollywood Bowl

With special guests Beck, Ed Droste, Victoria LeGrand, Zola Jesus, and more

Aug 30, 2011

Last night the Hollywood Bowl hosted a special tribute show to the late French singer, actor, and director Serge Gainsbourg. More

Listen: CANT – “Answer”

Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor’s Solo Project Releases First Single

Jul 25, 2011

CANT, Grizzly Bear‘s Chris Taylor’s solo effort, includes George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow and is due to release first album, now titled Dreams Come True, September 13 via Taylor’s Terrible Records. More

Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor Announces Solo Project CANT

Featuring George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow

Jun 22, 2011

Grizzly Bear bassist, vocalist, and producer Chris Taylor has released information regarding his solo effort CANT. More

Sep 24, 2010

On September 18th, Phoenix, supported by Grizzly Bear rocked The Hollywood Bowl. We have photos. More

Twin Shadow Releases Album Digitally for $1.00

Availabe Now Digitally for a Mere Dollar at Band's Official Website

Aug 24, 2010

Twin Shadow, the brainchild of George Lewis Jr., have rushed their album out digitally in advance of its physical release on September 28, and you can buy it for $1. We have the details More

May 14, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We’re offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Phoenix, Pavement, and Vampire Weekend All to Headline Hollywood Bowl This Summer

Openers Include: Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, and Beach House

Apr 23, 2010

Didn’t catch every band at Coachella you were hoping to see? Never fear! This summer, Hollywood Bowl is hosting several Under the Radar-friendly bands, including Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Pavement. We have the dates. More

Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

Headliners: U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder

Apr 15, 2010

Glastonbury is a huge British multi-day music festival and this year’s lineup is just as epic. The fest will again be at Pilton, England Worthy Farm on June 23-27, and the three major headliners are U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder. More

Vampire Weekend, Jenny Lewis, Grizzly Bear, Tegan & Sara Make Crafts For Haiti

Contributors Also Include: Fleet Foxes, M. Ward, Feist, Conor Obest, Aziz Ansari, Devendra Banhart, and many others

Mar 10, 2010

Haiti is still recovering from January’s devastating earthquake. Aiding the recovery efforts is a group of musicians and artists who are auctioning off exclusive items to benefit the nation. The project, called Crafts For a Cause, is spearheaded by Binki Shapiro of Little Joy and will go live on March 15th. Among the items up for bidding, an original song by Mark Ronson, a camera painted by Drew Barrymore, and a shirt designed by M. Ward. Other artists involved include: Jenny Lewis, Tegan & Sara, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Feist, Conor Obest, Aziz Ansari, Devendra Banhart, Cat Power, Daft Punk, Natalie Portman, The Strokes, and many others. More

Jamie Lidell Sets His “Compass” for May 18

New Album to Feature Beck, Feist, plus Grizzly Bear and Wilco Members

Feb 08, 2010

Jamie Lidell’s third album will be entitled Compass and is due for release May 18 via Warp. Compass features a slew of notable guests, including Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Pat Sansone of Wilco, and Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. More

Grizzly Bear Contributes to Soundtrack

Blue Valentine to Premiere at Sundance

Dec 14, 2009

After a solid year that landed them on a plethora of Best of Lists, Grizzly Bear are looking ahead to 2010. Next month, The Sundance Film Festival will see the premiere of Blue Valentine, a Ryan Gosling/Michelle Williams movie that features a soundtrack from the Brooklyn quartet. More

St. Vincent Announces North American Tour

Grizzly Bear and Wildbirds & Peacedrums to Join

Nov 11, 2009

Actor-loving musician St. Vincent (Annie Clark) has announced new tour plans. She’ll be traveling though Europe with American band Grizzly Bear before returning stateside in 2010 to tour with the Swedish husband-and-wife duo, Wildbirds & Peacedrums. More

Twilight: New Moon Soundtrack Listing Confirmed

Features Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, The Killers, St. Vincent, Bon Iver and Lykke Li

Sep 21, 2009

The official soundtrack for 2008’s Twilight wasn’t much to sniff about (kind of like the movie). Only a few scant cuts from blood letters Paramore and Linkin Park littered the tracklisting. Conversely, the marketing blitz for Twilight sequel New Moon has been nothing short of buzz-worthy and downright confusing. The final tracklisting was announced today on Myspace and writer Stephanie Meyer’s website and it’s just as ripe for hipsterdom’s cognitive dissonance as we surmised. More

Grizzly Bear Confirmed For Twilight: New Moon Soundtrack

Joins Death Cab For Cutie, Thom Yorke, and Bon Iver in Vampire Coven

Sep 17, 2009

Hey have you heard about this Twilight thing? Apparently it’s all the rage in indie rock these days. As we previously reported Thom Yorke, Death Cab for Cutie, and Bon Iver have all penned original songs for the soundtrack to upcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon. Today, another name was added to the list—Under the Radar Anticipated Albums of 2009 cover artist, Grizzly Bear. More

Sep 04, 2009

Grizzly Bear played The Pool Parties at the East River State Park, in Brooklyn, NY on August 30, 2009. Photographer Philip Dante Meick was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the The Pool Parties show here.


Michael McDonald Talks About His Recent Collaboration with Grizzly Bear

A Recent Interview Reveals the Connection With and Admiration for the Band

Sep 01, 2009

Today, an interview with Michael McDonald on Paste’s website clarified the recording artist’s involvement with indie-band Grizzly Bear on their recent single. More

Michael McDonald Sings on new Grizzly Bear B-side

Yah Mo B singing “While You Wait For the Others”

Aug 31, 2009

Grizzly Bear are releasing Veckatimest‘s second single today. “While You Wait For the Others” is being released on iTunes and as a 7 inch. The B-side is a new version of “While You Wait For the Others” that features the one and only Michael McDonald on lead vocals! McDonald is the ‘70s and ‘80s icon who got his start in Steely Dan, was then recruited by The Doobie Brothers in 1975, and had a successful solo career in the ‘80s with such hits as Yah Mo B There, his 1983 duet with James Ingram. No word on how and why McDonald came to sing on this version of “While You Wait For the Others.” More

St. Vincent to Tour Europe With Grizzly Bear

They Go Together Like a Fine Wine-Cheese Pairing

Aug 04, 2009

Despite their growing status outside of the indie rock intelligentsia, Grizzly Bear‘s and St. Vincent‘s astutely arranged pop songs have more in common with Stravinsky or Ravel than FM radio hits. Now the two Brooklyn heavyweights are combining their talents and bringing their delicate music to venues throughout Europe. Maybe next time North America. More

Check Out Photos of Pitchfork Music Festival Day Three

Photos of The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, M83, Japandroids, The Thermals, DJ Rupture, and Pharoahe Monche

Jul 20, 2009

The Pitchfork Music Festival concluded yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day three action. Check out his photos of The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, M83, The Thermals, Japandroids, DJ Rupture, and Pharoahe Monch. More

News Roundup: Modest Mouse, Basement Jaxx, Comic-Con, Grizzly Bear

Also Mission of Burma, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Moby, Natalie Portman in Thor, Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern

Jul 14, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web: Modest Mouse, Basement Jaxx, Mission of Burma, You Say Party! We Say Die! announce upcoming releases, San Diego’s Comic-Con full schedule has been revealed and we’ve got highlights, lead parts cast for Thor and Green Lantern films, Grizzly Bear and Moby publicize tour plans. More

The Flaming Lips and MGMT Top 3rd Annual Treasure Island Fest Lineup

Plus The Decemberists, Beirut, The Streets, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Yo La Tengo and Dan Deacon

Jul 13, 2009

It’s official: MGMT and the Flaming Lips will headline the two days of Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment‘s third annual Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held in the midst of San Francisco’s beautiful Indian Summer, Oct. 17-18. Plus The Decemberists, Beirut, The Streets, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Yo La Tengo, The Walkmen, Dan Deacon, others set to play. More

New York’s “Jelly Pool Parties” Line-Up Announced

Free Weekly Shows to Feature: Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, The Fiery Furnaces, Deerhunter, and many more

Jul 02, 2009

In an effort to beat the heat and current economic state, “Jelly Pool Parties” has just announced their line-up for the weekly free concert series beginning July 12th wtih Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, and Jemina Pearl of Be Your Own Pet. The Brooklyn shows will feature the likes of Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, HEALTH, Fucked Up, Deerhunter, and The Fiery Furnaces. More


Apr 26, 2022

In the summer of 2019, I emailed Daniel Rossen out of the blue because I had been listening to the Department of Eagles and felt like conveying how much his music moved me. By then, it had been two years since Grizzly Bear’s Painted Ruins and seven years since Rossen’s solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile. Rossen released the single “Deerslayer” for Record Store Day in 2018, but I hadn’t heard it until long after I reached out, which I did by visiting his then-spare website, the only text displaying a brief note to fans that he was taking some time for himself and his family, the possibility of new music real, if a little distant. More

Oct 06, 2017

When Grizzly Bear released their debut, Horn of Plenty, in 2004, it would have been difficult to predict that they’d still be making records 13 years later. Essentially a solo album by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ed Droste, with drummer Chris Bear adding percussion and backing vocals, there was little indication that their future work would be defined by collaboration and the contributions of four unique creative personas. More

Oct 05, 2017

On January 5, 2014, Grizzly Bear performed at the iconic Sydney Opera House, bringing to a close a two-year cycle of writing, recording, and touring that had brought them to new creative and commercial heights while exposing fault lines within the band itself. More

Jul 24, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2006 article on Grizzly Bear, our first print magazine interview with the band (we did interview them a year earlier on our website about their debut album,Horn of Plenty). Read on as Ed Droste discusses the band’s sophomore album, Yellow House, and his hope for some hometown recognition. More

Grizzly Bear

Anything Can Happen

Mar 13, 2012

“After five years, I think we deserved a little break. And to be completely honest, the last show was only a year and two months ago. It’s really not that long. It was in October of 2010, the Neil Young Bridge School benefit,” says Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste, a tad defensive at the notion that his band has disappeared from the indie map for too long of a stretch. More

Jul 01, 2006

“You haven’t made it until you’re in the Winchester Daily Gazette,” says Ed Droste. The 27-year-old singer/guitarist and founding member of Brooklyn-based Grizzly Bear is explaining what fame is, according to his parents. Despite the band having been written about in some of the world’s biggest music publications, which have taken notice of Grizzly Bear’s experimental and elegiac folk, Droste’s mother and father are holding judgment until their son is featured in the local New Hampshire paper. More

Grizzly Bear

New Artists for 2006

Jan 01, 2006

Marked by long-stretching vocal harmonies and monk-like chanting, the music of Grizzly Bear is gentle and pastoral, employing a minimal environment of drums and the occasional banjo, augmented by subtle elements of electronica. What began as a home project for founder Edward Droste in his Brooklyn apartment, has since become a full-fledged band that tours the world. More


Sep 14, 2012

Like any Grizzly Bear release, Shields demands multiple listens before one is able to peel the layers back to see how good it just might be. This shouldn’t be anything new to fansVeckatimest was widely regarded as one of the best albums of 2009, but most everyone, if they were honest, would admit that it took some time to realize it might be better than good. Shields demands a similar amount of patience and engagementand, fortunately, it pays out similar rewards. More

Aug 29, 2011

It’s deceptively easy to see the career of French musician Serge Gainsbourg as one continuous punchline. With his distinctive vocal style—a muttered sing-speech—parodied almost into oblivion since his rise to popularity in the 1960s, the inclusion of his music in film or television seems to automatically indicate the horny bachelor, the ill-conceived seduction, or (horror of horrors) hipsters aiming to embrace kitsch with both hands. Last night at the Hollywood Bowl however, cool was the name of the game—as Beck, Zola Jesus, Victoria Legrand (of Beach House), Mike Patton, Ed Droste (of Grizzly Bear), The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Lulu Gainsbourg, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, sang, spoke and cooed their tributes to the late performer. More

Sep 30, 2010

Phoenix kicked off the mild-weather evening with their most recognizable song, “Lisztomania”-accompanied vociferously by the 17,000-strong crowd who drowned out vocalist Thomas Mars’ spirited, if nervous, performance. More

Apr 17, 2010

Coachella 2010 began under the cloud of an erupting volcano. Several of the European artists playing this year had to cancel their Coachella appearances due to the Icelandic volcano eruption grounding all flights from the U.K. and other parts of Europe. So day one of Coachella was greeted with the news that we wouldn’t be seeing Frightened Rabbit, Delphic, The Cribs (with Johnny Marr), or Gary Numan after all. And only a few days earlier Mew had already cancelled due to illness. So this year’s festival was already starting with some losses, Mew and Delphic probably being the most unfortunate ones. But while there were few artists playing Coachella 2010 who I both hadn’t seen before and was dying to see (Pavement being one of them), the lineup was still rigged with enough great artists so that I had little time to eat and take breaks between bands. Here’s what I saw during day one. More

Apr 17, 2010

Confession: despite my various musical exploits, this is my first year at Coachella. And in spite of various friends’ threats to paint a “V” on my forehead and subject me to an unspeakable hazing process (that’s standard…right?), I spent the week leading up to the festivities feeling not unlike an over-sugared toddler on Christmas Eve. Day one’s notable loot: Sleigh Bells, Yeasayer, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, and Fever Ray. More

Jun 24, 2009

As anticipation for Veckatimest built to a fever pitch in early March—Radiohead’s message board filled with literally thousands of conjectures—Fleet Foxes’ frontman Robin Pecknold brazenly declared it to be the best record of the ‘00s, all this more than a full two months before the record’s official release date. Hyperbole cast aside, Veckatimest is certainly Grizzly Bear’s magnum opus, a quantum leap over 2006’s excellent Yellow House, and a damn strong contender for the best album of 2009 at this early juncture. More

Mar 31, 2009

Day two of SXSW for us began where day one ended, at the Central Presbyterian Church. The night before we had seen there the appealing trio of Department of Eagles, St. Vincent, and Camera Obscura. This night we also saw three bands at the venue, but only one was great. As we had missed M. Ward the night before at the same venue by not allowing enough time to navigate the long line, we were determined to arrive in plenty of time for Grizzly Bear’s 8:30 P.M. slot at the eMusic showcase. That meant that we had to sit through two other bands we had no interest in seeing, including one we’d never even heard of before. More