Grizzly Bear Shares Teaser For New Album
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:27:38
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For over a year we've been hearing whispers about a new Grizzly Bear album. It's been five years since they dropped their last record, Shield, and, frankly, it's about time. Apparently the band started recording the album last April, and they even played a show at a Bernie Sanders rally around the same time — just think of how long ago that sounds. Then in October, the band said they were 90 percent done with the album. Still, until today, we've yet to hear anything substantial. But now, finally, there is something, not much, but something.
This morning, Grizzly Bear shared a tasty little teaser that's full of wavy ambient sounds and an abstract visual. What does it all mean? We have no idea. But it certainly seems to be a signal of intent from a band long hailed for their quality of textural vibrancy. And it may be only 34 seconds, but it is a darn good 34 seconds.
Both of Grizzly Bear's last two albums have reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200. It's still somewhat of an oddity for a quintessential indie band to such a thing, and hopefully all the time between records will make fans more eager than ever to grab the new record. We are certainly expecting it to be a good one.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff