Grizzly Bear: Painstaking Pop Craft The advance praise for the graceful rockers' new album reached such a height that the critical backlash began even before it was released. Band members Edward Droste and Daniel Rossen discuss Veckatimest with host Jacki Lyden.
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Grizzly Bear: Painstaking Pop Craft

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Grizzly Bear: Painstaking Pop Craft

Grizzly Bear: Painstaking Pop Craft

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Praise for Grizzly Bear's new album started several months before its release date. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson called his compositions for the Beach Boys' album Smile "a teenage symphony to God."

Rolling Stone reviewer Christian Hoard had a similar feeling about Grizzly Bear's new song "Two Weeks": "The gorgeous choral harmonies sound like a teenage symphony to God, as conceived by Radiohead-loving postgrads."

The song is on Grizzly Bear's new album Veckatimest, named for an island off the coast of Massachusetts. Band members Edward Droste and Daniel Rossen discussed the album with host Jacki Lyden.