Posted in music on February 23, 2009

Veckatimest

Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear return May 25th with a new album Veckatimest (pronounced veck-ah-tim-est) , the follow up to the 2006's critically adored 'Yellow House'. Featuring contributions from Beach House's Victoria Legrand and classical composer Nico Muhly, the album is named after a beautiful uninhabited island off the the coast of Massachusetts.
Tickets are back on sale for the February 28th Grizzly Bear / Final Fantasy / Brooklyn Philharomic show at BAM.

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, who have their own show (with their own special guests) coming up at BAM, will play guitar ane banjo with Grizzly Bear on two songs at the Brooklyn show. Grizzly Bear (and the National) have songs on the Dessner-curated Dark Was the Night compilation that is out now.

Grizzly Bear is also playing SXSW, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and Norway's Oya Festival this year. Grizzly Bear Dan's band Department of Eagles will be at SXSW too.

Veckatimest (in the running with Bromst for best album title of 2009) track listing, below...

Veckatimest - track list
01 Southern Point
02 Two Weeks
03 All We Ask
04 Fine for Now
05 Cheerleader
06 Dory
07 Ready, Able
08 About Face
09 Hold Still
10 While You Wait for the Others
11 I Live With You
12 Foreground

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Comments (41)

their SXSW show at the church is going to be the hardest show to get into this year. I don't think I'm ever going to bother.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 10:57 AM

hope I can make it home befoe their gone...

Posted by Pedro | February 23, 2009 11:46 AM

most deservedly hyped album I can think of. IT's going to OWN

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 11:48 AM

$55 for Grizzly Bear at BAM when Beirut was $25?

GB are great, but this is way overpriced.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 11:52 AM

"$55 for Grizzly Bear at BAM when Beirut was $25? "

Beirut didn't play with the Brooklyn Philharmonic

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 11:56 AM

^^^ it's because they are playing with the entire Brooklyn Philharmonic, Beirut was just his band and some college kids from Vassar playing the "orkestar" part


Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 11:56 AM

>>$55 for Grizzly Bear at BAM when Beirut was $25?

GB are great, but this is way overpriced.

>
tickets are various prices with $55 being the highest for the best seats. Grizzly Bear is being backed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and Final Fantasy is on the bill also back by the Brooklyn Phil. (Beirut was just a regular show) You'd likely pay $55 alone to see that orchestra.. so very reasonable and probably same price as when Joanna Newsom , The National & others did their orchestra things at BAM..
The show sold out a month ago, but some extra tickets were just released that were previously being held... and they will probably go very quickly...

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:05 PM

ok, the national song on DWTK is pretty freakin' great. Can't wait for friday.....

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:05 PM

"Some extra tickets?"

It looks like they just re-released the whole damn Orchestra section.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:09 PM

I only see 10 tickets in orchestra

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:12 PM

Thanks for the heads up, I got in for one in row AA.

Posted by mp77 | February 23, 2009 12:13 PM

and now there is 1 ticket left in orchestra :(

fuck

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:14 PM

this is the show I'm looking forward to most out of the coming
few months

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:14 PM

Orchestra sold out. 6 tickets in Mezz

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:16 PM

there's still some tickets for face and under on cl too

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:20 PM

opera houses, philharmonic orchestras, coolaborations with classical composers, $55 tickets ... my, my, how fancy and cultured we've all become ...

Posted by Eli | February 23, 2009 12:23 PM

> opera houses, philharmonic orchestras, coolaborations with classical composers, $55 tickets ... my, my, how fancy and cultured we've all become

my, my how douchy we've become...go back to your squat..

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:30 PM

12:23 got PWND

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:31 PM

random question, but do the national ever play Driver, Surprise Me, live? I've seen them a few times, and it's never come up. Such a great song.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:43 PM

got 2nd row center!!!!!
going to be so good.
I will pay 60 for the whole philharmonic!
damn

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 12:54 PM

Why does BAM keep doing that? I had mezzanine tickets for Beirut last time. And checked later one day, and snagged two lonely 6th row orchestra tickets and sold the original ones. Seems the same thing happened here (only I missed it this time).

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 3:12 PM

Yes, why does BAM keep doing that? I guess buying tickets 4 months ahead of time doesn't really count for much. That said, I can't really complain because I've already got some pretty great ORCH seats.

Posted by L | February 23, 2009 5:26 PM

the Grizly Bear press operation is really defensive. remember the thread about how Ed is an asshole and how overblown the response was? and now this one about the ticket prices.

grizzly bear's people should chill and realise that their band is popular and talented and can withstand criticism. Instead they look like touchy, shrill jerks, a little.

fact is, these tickets are actually really expensive, why bother trying to argue that they aren't?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 5:54 PM

There's an overblown reaction here? Could have fooled me. Got myself orchestra seats earlier. Thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2009 6:02 PM

wow. that was incredible. surprisingly, colorado stole the show.

Posted by derek Nelson | March 1, 2009 12:48 AM

easier
central and remote (first time ever played! awesome)
new song 1
plans

(this parts totally out of order)
reworked orchestra version of campfire (boring!)
colorado
reprise
two weeks
while you wait for the others
little brother
plans
+2 other new ones

(encore)
deep blue sea
he hit me


all in all a letdown. no on a neck, on a spit, alligator (they already have a version made with an orchestra!!!!), shift, fix it, showcase, cheerleader, fine for now, KNIFE? orchestra wasn't even used for half the songs. the new songs were also pretty underwhelming, except for the last one before the encore. oh well. sounded pretty good, and final fantasy was amazing. im done seeing this band live.


Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 12:57 AM

^done seeing this band live?
were you even there?
grizzly bear were so wonderful its hard to even put into words

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 2:55 AM

Yeah really this was a great show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 3:07 AM

great show. colorado WAS pretty mesmerizing.

Posted by cd | March 1, 2009 3:29 AM

This show was completely epic in every sense of the word, and was a fan's delight. No, they didn't do Knife, Shift, or Fix It (They DID do Fine for Now, where were you?), but they didn't NEED to. It was a truly gorgeous showcase of Nico Muhly's arrangements and it was interesting to see which songs from their back catalogue they chose to reinterpret and present to us.

The correct setlist in order was:

Final Fantasy:

None of You Will Ever See A Penny
Horsetail Feathers
Keep the Dog Quiet
Lewis Takes Action
Arctic Circle
He Poos Clouds
The End of Time
Tryst With Mephistopheles
The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead

--Intermission--

Grizzly Bear:

Easier
Central and Remote (!!)
Ready, Able
Two Weeks *
Fine for Now *
Plans
Colorado
Reprise
Little Brother *
Campfire
Dory
While You Wait for the Others *
Foreground *
--
Deep Blue *
He Hit Me *

* - not performed with the orchestra

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 5:08 AM

Agreed--the show was brilliant! I wish Owen had been able to play for longer, but that's my only complaint. Without question, it was one of the best concerts I've ever attended.

Posted by sb | March 1, 2009 12:01 PM

i was there 5:08. were you? they didnt play fine for now, im positive! why would i lie about that! and why would you say they played it when they didnt? just to argue with me?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 12:06 PM

I don't see how anyone could be disappointed with this show. If you walked away with a let down, you never wanted to be there in the first place.

The venue was beautiful, the band gave us songs that they have never played live before (and probably never will.) If you want to see Knife, go to another show. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Everything from the show was top notch. The sound was hauntingly clear and the lighting was rather gorgeous and thoughtful. It was a top notch offering from the band.

Posted by Ted | March 1, 2009 12:09 PM

1. Easier 2. Central and Remote 3. Ready, Able 4. Two Weeks 5. Plans 6. Colorado 7. Reprise 8. Little Brother 9. Campfire 10. Dory 11. While you wait for the Others 12. Foreground Encores: Deep Blue Sea and He Hit Me.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 12:10 PM

"Everything from the show was top notch. The sound was hauntingly clear and the lighting was rather gorgeous and thoughtful. It was a top notch offering from the band."

@ Ted 12:09

I couldn't agree more

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 12:20 PM

dudes from the national were there helping both final fantasy and grizzly bear out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 12:29 PM

One of GB's new songs had a bit of a blue-eyed soul feel. A nice direction for a band with their vocal chops.

Posted by drewo | March 1, 2009 1:24 PM

5:08, i wish they did play fine for now, but they didn't.

i'd never heard foreground... just overwhelming.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2009 4:22 PM

Complete setlist(via Owen Pallett and Ed Droste):

Final Fantasy
- 1. None of You Will Ever See A Penny
- 2. Horsetail Feathers
- 3. Keep the Dog Quiet
- 4. Lewis Takes Action
- 5. Arctic Circle
- 6. He Poos Clouds
- 7. Midnight Directives/End of Time
- 8. Tryst with Mephistopheles
- 9. The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead (Many Ives Version)

Grizzly Bear
- 1. Easier
- 2. Central and Remote*
- 3. Ready,Able
- 4. Two Weeks
- 5. Plans
- 6. Colorado
- 7. Reprise*
- 8. Little Brother
- 9. Campfire*
- 10. Dory
- 11.While You Wait for the Others

Encores (with just the 4 guys in Grizzly Bear in foreground)
12. Deep Blue Sea
13. He Hit Me....

*prob won't play live again unless with an orchestra.
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Posted by L. | March 1, 2009 10:59 PM

I thought that the show was wonderful. Grizzly Bear were spectacular. The sound at BAM was great-it showcased their voices and whole sound perfectly.
Final Fantasy was solid, but honestly would have been so much better with Owen on violin.
People in the audience were relatively respectful which was a plus.(a great step up from the crappy crowd at the 2/6 Beirut show...

Posted by L. | March 1, 2009 11:07 PM

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