Grizzly Bear's new album will be released by Warp Records in May. There's no title or tracklist or much else known about it yet, but Nico Muhly did some arrangements for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and a string quartet, all of whom are credited as contributors on the new record.
Nico Muhly also did arrangements for the Grizzly Bear / Brooklyn Philharmonic show coming up at BAM on February 28th. Tickets for that are sold out, BUT tickets go on sale Monday for a Valentine's day show at Galapagos in DUMBO. "The New Yorker will debut a new series of cabaret-style evenings, The New Yorker Speakeasy. Conversations and cocktails... no password required." The February 14th edition will be hosted by The New Yorker's fiction editor Deborah Treisman and feature performances/conversations by Gabriel Byrne, Jeffrey Eugenides, Victor Rasuk, Karen Russell, Grizzly Bear, "and more". Expect maybe four songs from the band after an introduction by New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones.
The last Grizzly Bear-related show in NYC was the Department of Eagles one at Bowery Ballroom.
Final Fantasy also plays the show at BAM, and has two other shows coming up at The Kitchen.
Grizzly Bear and lots of others appear on the new 4AD charity comp "Dark Was the Night.
Grizzly Bear performed their new song "Two Weeks" on Letterman over the summer. It will probably appear on the new album. Watch & listen below...