February 24, 2009

Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest (gesundheit) is the album event of the year


I like to picture that I’ve hired a small man with dark hair and a preternaturally deep voice to stand in my kitchen and read that post title back to me using his Movie Preview Announcer Voice.  (I say the gesundheit part. He eyes me warily).

Proving his commitment to the rock and the roll, Philly’s music machine (and good friend) Bruce Warren has created a new blog devoted solely to aggregating and covering news related to the upcoming Grizzly Bear album event: grizzlybearalbum.blogspot.com. Bookmark it for all your information needs. The anticipation is like waiting for Christmas.

I am looking forward to trying to weasel my way in to seeing these guys at SXSW (along with everybody else). Here are live versions of two shiny gorgeous songs that will be on the new album, at once golden echoey and retro happy. They get under my skin:

Two Weeks (live on Letterman) – Grizzly Bear

While You Wait For The Others (live on Morning Becomes Eclectic) – Grizzly Bear

Veckatimest is due May 26th via Warp Records and available for pre-order from Insound on CD or vinyl.

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  • Only Walter Matthau is allowed to say gesundheit……

    Russell — February 24, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

  • Thanks for the links. Grizzly Bear gets me all grizzly (not grizzly in an angry sense but in a 3 bears happily eating porridge which warms their tummy kind of way)

    Scrap — February 24, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

  • thanks for the GB blog link. I saw DoE a few weeks ago here in Seattle. . . gosh I love Daniel Rossen’s voice!

    robert — February 25, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

  • Thanks Heather. Just saw them tonight with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. By far, the best parts of the show were the band playing by themselves. Two Weeks got a huge reception and they closed with He Hit Me, which blew the roof off of the theater. Can’t wait for the new record.

    lbc — February 28, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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