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If Grizzly Bear’s second album, Yellow House, defined their baroque indie-folk sound, Veckatimest polished it until it gleamed. With its youth choirs ("Cheerleader") and string quartets ("Southern Point," arranged by composer Nico Muhly), the album is an exercise in detail—obsessive and a little dark but still amazingly pop-minded, like The Beach Boys had they been raised on Grimm’s Fairy Tales instead of the sunny California coast. 

Customer Reviews

Now I Believe

There has been so much press about this album in the past few months that I did not know whether this was legitamately a great album or that some people were just really excited that they had a leaked version of it before anyone else. Well, after a month of heavy listening, I definitely agree with the hype. Although this album isn't quite at the same level as Yellow House, you just can't give it a rating less than 5 stars. For anyone who may think that the only great track on this album is Two Weeks, I say, get yourself a good set of headphones, turn out the lights and listen to Foreground. If there has ever been a better album closer, I really want to hear it. (Other standout tracks for me: Cheerleader, Ready Able, About Face, While You Wait for the Others)

My new favourite thing

It's been a long time since I've heard a release with such a complex range of songs, ranging upbeat folk/pop sounds to hauntingly beautiful vocal arrangements. There are so many sounds and textures here, it's really a feast. Easily my Favourite release of the year.

And see them live if you can. They are unforgettable.

Love the Bear

I'll admit that at first I wasn't very fond of any of the songs on the album, other than Two Weeks and Cheerleader. However, i later found myself coming back to listen to the previews and i eventually bought the CD.
Now Grizzly Bear is one of my most favourite bands :)
Ed once said himself that some of his fans don't like it immediately, but it grows on them.


Formed: 2002 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Grizzly Bear began as a home recording project for Boston-bred experimentalist Edward Droste, the son of an elementary school teacher, who laid the groundwork for the band's otherworldly debut album on a small hand-held tape recorder while holed up for 15 months in his Greenpoint, Brooklyn, apartment. His homespun D.I.Y. effort took on new life with the help of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bear, a Chicago native who had worked in a diverse range of musical projects ranging from laptop electronica...
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