Grizzly Bear "Painted Ruins"
It’s been 5 years since Grizzly Bear’s last album, but mere seconds into Painted Ruins makes that feel like 10 minutes. Besides having a sound that’s as singular as any band recording music today, their voices are unmistakable. So if it’s been 5 days or 5 years since you’ve last hung with the Bear (they probably say that, right?) you are immediately whisked back to their Beach Boys meets XTC meets Animal Collective meets the future sound. Be prepared for passages of exquisite beauty coupled with jittery percussion and atmospheric unease… for crying out loud, it’s the NEW Grizzly Bear! I don’t even know why I’m trying to convince you of anything. You know you want it. You know I have it. Here it is! Check out the bass-driven groove of “Mourning Sound.”