With their ethereal four-part vocal harmonies, a strong indie rock base, and a healthy dose of psychedelic experimentation, Grizzly Bear have become the accessible arthouse torchbearers of millennials who rock. At their live shows, they effuse beautifully dissonant melodies anchored by sharp instrumentation, topping it all off with stunning visuals. As they contemplate a follow-up to 2013's Shields, Grizzly Bear will leave it all on stage for fans at select 2014 tour dates, which include several solo appearances by band member Daniel Rossen.
Originally a solo project for frontman Ed Droste in the early '00s, Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear slowly grew into a full band of proportionately talented performers. They started to make serious critical waves with their first release as a full-quartet, 2006's Yellow House, landing on the Top 10 year-end lists of several major media outlets. Their major break came, however, in 2008 when their tourmates Radiohead dubbed them their favorite band at the time — a huge endorsement by an even huger band. This public recommendation propelled their next album, 2008's Veckatimest, into the indie-rock stratosphere, making the band a household name among the dorm-room set. The band has since released another record and continues to tour relentlessly.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Perfect sound, perfect setlist, perfect venue, top notch!"
"Simon and Garfunkel + Beach Boys + Doo Wop + Brooklyn Hipsters = Grizzly Bear. Close vocal harmony by four amazing voices. Esoteric lyrics, sophisticated arrangement and production. Lights and fog. Transcendent."
"Great show! Music was beautiful; the light set up was beautiful and magical"