Grizzly Bear has had a pretty impressive year. The Brooklyn-based band performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic this past March, played five nights with Paul Simon during his month long residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, been on Conan and Letterman (just last night, video down below), and are opening for the biggest band in the world right now, Radiohead. And they're still not done. They'll be playing at this year's Lollapalooza.
Grizzly Bear's members include Daniel Rossen (songwriting/guitar), Ed Droste (songwriting/guitar), Chris Taylor (electronics/woodwinds/bass), Chris Bear (drums), with everyone in the band contributing on vocals. They are in the process of recording their new album as we speak.
"Grizzly Bear do not skimp. They're remarkable not just for their attention to detail but for their concern for how a song FEELS: flush with heart and melancholy, their music is seductive and intimate, deep with hazy-eyed choruses, whistles, piano and banjo. They know melody and ambiance are necessary complements. This is experimental mood music with love for classics and standards. It's the kind of stuff you yearn to crank up when you're lying in bed on a Sunday." [Via Grizzly Bear's Bio Page]I couldn't have said it better myself.
Here they are last night performing "Two Weeks" on Letterman.