Posted in music | tour dates on March 4, 2009

Nico Muhly, Chris Taylor & Ed's arm @ BAM (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
GB

"Produced by the band's own Chris Taylor, Veckatimest - named for a Massachusetts island the band visited during recording - is a stunning collection of twelve songs, featuring guest turns by composer Nico Muhly (whose string parts grace four of the tracks) and Beach House's Victoria LeGrand. It's an album of homespun elegance, bubbling with orchestral flourishes, haunted harmony vocals by all four band members, and a graceful, unrestrained beauty. Splitting their time between recordings in Cape Cod and a church hall in their native Brooklyn, Grizzly Bear's attention to details in the studio is felt on every track. The songs and arrangements are more complex than any of their previous compositions, a result of the band writing together in solitude for months on end. Despite their many layers, there remains a sparse, singular quality to these tracks that ultimately makes them so affecting - in between their fine lines are slow-burning emotions and dynamic melodies. Veckatimest is ultimately confident and delicate, sophisticated and alive; a line no one walks with quite as much panache as Grizzly Bear."
That little statement came in the official press release that also announced Grizzly Bear's entire May & June tour, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, and the two shows at Town Hall included. All dates below...

Grizzly Bear - 2009 Tour Dates
5/24 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
5/25 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
5/26 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
5/28 NYC @ Town Hall
5/29 NYC @ Town Hall
6/01 Washington DC @ 930 Club
6/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
6/03 Boston, MA @ Berkley Performance Center
6/04 Montreal, QUE @ Le National
6/05 Toronto ON @ Phoenix
6/07 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
6/08 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
6/09 Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk- Chumley
6/11 Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
6/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/13 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle (With TV On The Radio)
6/15 Dallas, TX @ Grenada
6/16 Austin, TX @ The Parish
6/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
6/21 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore

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Comments (79)

i can't stop listening to this album.

Posted by grace6697 | March 4, 2009 12:33 PM

Yeah the new album is fucking killer. Too much Grizzly Bear on the vegan today though. Could have all been one post?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:36 PM

These things come in waves; I'm sure he posts them as he gets them.

Posted by Bronze Medals | March 4, 2009 12:45 PM

hints for where we can grab it? (and of course we will purchase it on vinyl on release day.)


Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:46 PM

grizzly bear = snooze. i still dont get them

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:46 PM

agreed 12:46.. yawn

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:51 PM

Why, look at how you've expressed you opinion today. Good for you!

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:53 PM

grizzly bear, again?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:54 PM

Here come the haters!


Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 12:56 PM

here come the hypersensitive losers

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:01 PM

what time does Grizzly Bear go on?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:02 PM

you know an indie band is gonna blow up when the backlash really starts....par for the course..

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:03 PM

haven't really seen a backlash. only a bunch of thin skinned super fans

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:10 PM

I am not being a hater in the least bit, but I seriously don't get the big deal about Grizzly Bear. I've seen them 2 times and I try to like them but it's just not there for me. GB gets a ton of acclaim from reliable sources and I wish I could figure out what I'm missing. With that said, I will probably buy their new album and give it a chance.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:15 PM

Yellow House can take a while to get into, but if you can see them live and not get goosebumps maybe it's just not for you! I don't know that there's a lot to "get"- it's just really, really beautiful music. Veckatimest is extremely promising, but I don't want to wear it out while listening to a crappy leak.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:28 PM

Grizzly Bear was great at APW. I totally needed a nap and their set was perfect for it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:37 PM

cool can you post a hint to the leak please?

haters, please fall asleep.


Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:41 PM

I imagine if it has leaked, then you can easily find it on bittorrent. Shouldn't have to spoon feed it to you.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 1:47 PM

You've got to know the blogs that post leaked albums. You simply must know them! Hey Hey My My! Invaluable resources!

Posted by Orpheus | March 4, 2009 2:36 PM

They are playing SXSW as well.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 2:37 PM

at first i was gonna throw up - thank you for letting us know that all that drivel came from their press release.

GB is OK - not exactly original. Oh, an indie band with a rick bass - oh, an indie band that layers vocal harmonies, oh, an indie band from brooklyn.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 2:41 PM

2:41 is in black lips

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 2:49 PM

I really, really, really wish that BV would do away with this anonymous commenting system. It would help cut down on the insipid posts.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 2:55 PM

First it was AC "Merriweather"....now its time for hipsters to start raving about Grizzly Bear's new album (which isn't even coming out for another two months!)....


ohhh how hipsters rule BV

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 2:56 PM

"Two Weeks' already has 15 plays in my iTunes since last night. What a killer song. I'll be happy to buy the album legally when its released.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 2:56 PM

See?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 2:57 PM


>First it was AC "Merriweather"....now its time for hipsters to start raving about Grizzly Bear's new album (which isn't even coming out for another two months!)....


>ohhh how hipsters rule BV


if you read or even know about B V you are a hipster to some degree..this isn't Time magazine or even Rolling Stone.. if you can't see that than you are just kidding yourself

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 3:04 PM

geez 2:49, what a burn. ouch.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 3:08 PM

The is only 1 GB...and that GB is GORILLA BISCUITS!!!

Start Today > Veckatimest

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 3:21 PM

veckatimest is fucking amazing

Posted by moop | March 4, 2009 3:54 PM

what percentage of you people who have said Veckatimest is amazing have even heard a high quality version???

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 3:57 PM

a 128kbs mp3 doesn't sound as good as CD audio, we get it. but you can tell if something's amazing, even it's a low quality version.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:00 PM

So overrated it hurts

Anyone who thinks this shit is "ground breaking" was born yesterday, in a barn and just fell off a turnip truck.

END OF STORY


Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:25 PM

The guy that always talks about Grizzly Bear fans always being sensitive is actually the sensitive one. Chill out dude.

Veckatimest is awesome even in it's poor quality version
Really excited to see them live.


Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:25 PM

this thread about digital leak quality is the boring-est conversation ever

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:34 PM

grizzly bear fans are super sensitive, and apparently delusional

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:36 PM

4:25- nobody said anything about "ground breaking". Who invited the straw man?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:45 PM

This dude who's so bothered by people saying nice things about Grizzly Bear is in for a very tough year, it seems.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:50 PM

Pretty sure 1:10 is also 4:25 and 4:36, and is the same guy in any other thread about grizzly bear calling the fans "sensitive."

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:52 PM

grizzly bear fans are sensitive little things

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:53 PM

4:50 for the win! It's gonna be a rough ride for that dude...If I see him at Union Pool I'll totally get him a beer and console him and say "sorry about grizzly bear haunting you and consuming your life, you'll get through this"

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 4:56 PM

Been giving a listen to the leaked new album .

Its not doing anything for me.

I was a huge fan of yellow house, but the new record is let down .

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 5:55 PM

Really? To me it seems pretty similar to Yellow House, just better. But maybe you should wait for a version that doesn't sound so (relatively) flat and lifeless. At least that was my experience with the MPP leak.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 6:03 PM

you grizzly bear people are kinda creepy

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 6:25 PM

New album fucks yellow house ten times and leaves it on the side the road. SO. MUCH. BETTER.


Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 7:32 PM

Cotton jones > grizzly bear

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2009 7:44 PM

i have to say, i had grizzly bear on my itunes for a very long time and didn't understand what all the fuss was about. One day after i had a very tiresome day, i gave Yellow House one listen. I was instantly hooked.

Although i'm very tempted i want to hold off the new album until the release date.

Posted by imkoreansowhat | March 4, 2009 8:11 PM

I have to say.. I'm a pretty objective music fan... I tried to keep to principle and not download the new leaked record, but couldn't hold off after reading the comments.

the verdict? the hype is kinda, sorta true. it's a solid, very good, pretty decent and sometimes genius record. great job guys. I suspect it will be a 'grower' like the National record, although there are a few instant hits.

Posted by great listen | March 4, 2009 8:15 PM

These guys make music that takes a bit of time. That is a good thing.

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Anon 3:21:
EXACTLY!

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