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Wednesday
Jan272010

Grizzly Bear

My brother Mark has turned me on to Grizzly Bear, specifically the Veckatimest album.  So far, I've been connecting with the first three songs strongly.  At first listen I didn't really think they were all that good - we saw them live at a Radiohead concert and the mix was terrible.  But after hearing him tell me "it's replaced radiohead in my headphones" I gave it another listen.

The drummer is doing some crazy stuff, and you'd miss it if you didn't listen closely.  There is so much layering (something that the singer discussed when finding out the album was ripped off before release, and the layering wasn't completely added to the mix), it's almost like listening to an early Yes album or even Gentle Giant (there's going back to the cheesy 70's for you).

If you're into progressive rock, you should probably give these guys a listen.

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