Even though it's not officially released until September 5th, I feel like I'm painfully late to mention just how wonderful Grizzly Bear's new album, Yellow House, really is. The album has been steadily growing on me since I received it about a month ago, but it wasn't until Matt showed me this video that I began to really appreciate this song. I'm still not sure how they make sweeping pop-folk this expansive and 'huge' feel so intimate and delicate and calming, but it's a thing of beauty.
Grizzly Bear Knife mp3
Grizzly Bear will tour the U.S. this fall with TV on the Radio. Watch the video of the band performing the song on the streets of Paris
Department of Eagles
Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen is also in a band called Department of Eagles, and the band tells me their stuff has an "'orchestral pop' vibe" similar to Grizzly Bear's, "but our stuff is a little simpler, less arranged, etc." I'm really enjoying this song, as well as the tracks on their myspace page.
Department of Eagles Deadly Disclosure mp3