Grizzly Bear On World Cafe : World Cafe Originally started as a bedroom project, the band just released the lavishly produced Shields.

Grizzly Bear On World Cafe

Grizzly Bear On World Cafe

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Grizzly Bear.

Tom Hines

Set List

  • "Sleeping Ute"
  • "Yet Again"
  • "Half Gate"
  • "A Simple Answer"

Grizzly Bear began in 2004 as a bedroom project for Ed Droste. By 2006, Droste had a full band alongside him: Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and Chris Taylor. They released Yellow House the same year, but it was 2009's Veckatimest that propelled the group to worldwide fame.

Three years removed from that celebrated record, Grizzly Bear recently returned with Shields, which builds upon an innovative sound that mixes melodic pop with lush orchestrations. The band masters both the anthemic and the subtle throughout Shields, embracing arena rock, jazz harmonies and psychedelia along the way. Hear Grizzly Bear perform tracks from its new album and chat with David Dye.

This episode of World Cafe originally aired on Oct. 19, 2012.