Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins

Revisiting Yellow House, the 2006 folk masterpiece that helped Grizzly Bear break out to a wider audience in the indie rock community, the progression they have made in the 11 years since is breathtaking to watch. While they never discarded the basic elements of folk harmonies and ornate arrangements inspired by ‘60s icons like The Beach Boys, Vashti Bunyan, and Van Dyke Parks, they took those inspirations and evolved into one of the more expansive, elaborate rock bands of the era. Credited for popularizing “freak-folk” alongside contemporaries like Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens, they dove into a fuller sound, thunderous arena-rock that is still intricate, layered, and fit for an age where bands like Radiohead actually play arenas. On Painted Ruins, the band’s re-emergence after five years away, Grizzly Bear have become a tighter collective, more connected than ever before.

Release Date
August 18, 2017
digital, vinyl, cd
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