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Grizzly Bear cover Diane Cluck’s “Easy to Be Around” (listen)

Grizzly Bear
photo by Tom Hines

Avant-folk singer Diane Cluck emerged from the same late-’90s / early-’00s Sidewalk Cafe scene that birthed Regina Spektor and Jeffrey Lewis (the latter of whom Diane as collaborated with), and she’s remained prolific and consistently great, having last released the very solid album Boneset in 2014. She may be a little underrated, but she’s got some famous fans, like Grizzly Bear, who tweeted “We’ve all been fans since before we were even a band!” after covering her 2003 song “Easy to Be Around” for the Spotify Singles series. They really change it up and make it sound like a Grizzly Bear song, and their version is worthy as the original. Listen to both below, along with a version of “Mourning Sound” that Grizzly Bear recorded for that same Spotify session.

“Mourning Sound” is on Grizzly Bear’s great new album Painted Ruins, which they’re currently supporting on tour with serpentwithfeet. That tour begins a three-night run at Brooklyn Steel TONIGHT (11/2) and continues through Saturday (11/4). All three shows are sold out.

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Grizzly Bear — 2017 Tour Dates
Nov 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Nov 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Nov 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Nov 7 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Nov 8 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Nov 9 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Nov 10 – McDade, TX – Sound On Sound
Nov 12 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
Nov 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Nov 15 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Nov 16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
Nov 18-19 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital
Nov 19 – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez – Iztacalco, MX
Nov 26 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Nov 27 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Nov 28 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 29 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Dec 1 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
Dec 3 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Dec 4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Dec 7 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
Dec 8 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Dec 9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Dec 12 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Dec 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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