new Grizzly Bear mp3: "Alligator (choir version)"
Here's the first official promo mp3 from Grizzly Bear's upcoming Friend EP: the new cinematic choir version of "Alligator," featuring Beirut and Dirty Projectors. Absolutely soaring multiple-part harmonies building to an explosive crescendo = a sound that begins to approach the band's mighty live show, which in turn makes this one of the best songs of the year. I hope this and new song "Blackcurrant Jam" are an indication of what these guys have in store for the future:
Grizzly Bear Alligator (choir version)
Friend comes out November 6; wait until you hear the CSS cover of "Knife," which Ed Droste described to me as sounding "sort of like Avril Lavigne, but in a good way." Pre-order the 10-song EP now for only $8.99 and get this limited edition lithograph for free. The band will also play "Knife" on Conan the night of the EP release.