Grizzly Bear Return

Posted on August 7, 2012


written by Robert Pollard

Grizzly Bear are one of my favourite bands and they are back with a bang. Their last album Veckatimest was the soundtrack to my 2009 and the intervening years have only served to whet my appetite for new material. When an album is as good as Veckatimest I often wonder whether or not it can be beaten. If the two songs from new album Shields – which have been officially leaked by the band – are anything to go by then Grizzly Bear have answered my question with an emphatic ‘yes’. This is seriously impressive stuff. One of the best bands in the world went away for three years and have seemingly honed an improved sound. My bet is Shields will give Beach House’s Bloom a run for its money in the race to be crowned Album of 2012. See what you make of these. I’ll be at their Manchester gig in October and a full review of that will posted on this site.

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16 Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
17 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
18 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
22 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
23 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
24 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
26 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
28 Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
29 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

01 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
05 Seattle, Washington @ Paramount Theatre
06 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
17 Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
18 Manchester, UK @ Academy
20 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
21 Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
22 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
26 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
27 Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns Salonger
28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer Salen
30 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefärlich
31 Berlin, Germany @ Astra

02 Köln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
03 Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
04 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
05 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
20 Wellington, New Zealand @ Opera House
21 Auckland, New Zealand @ Bruce Mason

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