September 20, 2012 The Brooklyn psych-pop band, on tour for its new album Shields, stopped by the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20. Hear our recording of the show.
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Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month.
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September 11, 2012 Rock critic Tom Moon chats with NPR's Melissa Block about some exciting fall releases from Grizzly Bear, Bob Dylan and others.
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Grizzly Bear's new album, Shields, comes out Sept. 18.
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September 9, 2012 The band's fourth album rewards listeners with strange surprises and a few hooky, expansive ringers. Along the way, it showcases the considerable gifts of four guys willing to hover patiently through the detours, without sacrificing the beauty that makes the journey worthwhile.
Top row (left to right): The Antlers, Cat Power; Middle row: Bill Fay, Sean Rowe, Nas; Bottom row: Christian Scott, JEFF The Brotherhood
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June 26, 2012 Hear exclusive song premieres from The Avett Brothers, Cat Power, The Antlers and more on this week's episode of All Songs Considered.
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Grizzly Bear in the studio.
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June 5, 2012 The band will release a new full-length record on Sept. 18. Hear the first track, "Sleeping Ute."
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October 30, 2011 Hear the Grizzly Bear side project in a full concert, recorded live at Moogfest in Asheville, N.C.
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Buffalo Springfield, circa 1970
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September 15, 2010 It's no secret that musical rifts are difficult to overcome. When it does happen, it's usually for a really good cause. Now the '60s folk band Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in California.
December 7, 2009 We could tell early on that 2009 was going to be an outstanding year for music. Bands such as Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver and Antony and the Johnsons all released new albums, and that was just in January. By the time we posted our online ballot to vote for the year's best music, we had a dizzying array of albums and artists from which to choose. Here are the top 25, as selected by All Songs Considered listeners.
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July 30, 2009 With the help of a plunky piano riff and layered melodies reminiscent of The Beach Boys, Grizzly Bear's buoyant "Two Weeks" functions as one of the band's most accessible and delightfully hook-drenched songs.
July 27, 2009 NPR listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music (so far) and kept the race tight. In the end, Animal Collective edged out every other artist in both the Best Album category, and for Best Song. Artists like Grizzly Bear, The Decemberists and Neko Case weren't far behind. One thing was clear: 2009 has been one of the strongest years for new music in recent memory.
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April 6, 2009 Later this month Bob Dylan, will release his 33rd studio disc, and based on our early listen, it's going to be stunning. On this edition of All Songs Considered we've got a preview of the new Dylan record, Together Through Life, with the song "Beyond Here Lies Nothing." Also on the program: a new, self-released single from Sam Phillips, singer Jill Sobule, Malian duo Amadou and Mariam, solo music from The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson, a collaboration between Orenda Fink and Scalpelist, and an exclusive live cut from Grizzly Bear's recent South by Southwest performance.
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November 15, 2007 Brooklyn art-rock band Grizzly Bear revisits the creepy 1962 Phil Spector song "He Hit Me"; New Zealand rockers Shocking Pinks pay homage to My Bloody Valentine.
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January 19, 2007 Gorgeous string pop from The Frames; Brooklyn's dream pop group Mahogany; The otherworldly rock band Grizzly Bear; Remembering the music of Alice Coltrane; The haunting theremin of Clara Rockmore; Rachmaninoff from violinist Joshua Bell.
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