Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest- While You Wait for the Others
Ok, so I know that I (matt) have been Mr. Obvious when it comes to my staff picks this year: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Bromst, and It’s Btiltz! And I also know that everyone and their mothers will probably be raving about Grizzly Bear’s latest record, Veckatimest. But I don’t care… VECKATIMEST IS AMAZING!!!
Veckatimest marks giant step for the Brooklyn quartet. Although Yellow House was magnificent in its own right, it tended to lose focus at points and get too “tripy/dreamy” (if that makes any sense). However, on Veckatimest, Daniel Rossen and Ed Droste take their song-writing abilities to new levels. The band’s first single, “Two Weeks” is arguably the best pop song to be released in quite some time (and possibly the single of the year so far next to “my girls.”). Additionally, songs such as “Southern Point,” “All We Ask,” “Fine For Now,” and “Foreground” are equally amazing. Check out my favorite song, “While You Wait for the Others” above.
Last summer, my heart belonged to the voices and beards of the fleet foxes (and also their beardless mute lead guitarist, sky). This summer, my heart will belong to dreamy melodies of Grizzly Bear…. let the summer begin
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Eric Anderson of Cataldo after his performance at the Fremont Abbey. Listen in as we discuss future recordings, Black and Milds, Molly Moon’s Ice Cream and the face of the waiter that Eric scalded.
I’ve never heard Amanda Blank before, so this song was my introduction to her music. I would describe it as a mix between Peaches and The Blow. Switch handles the production on this track and keeps things pretty minimal and grimy. I hear shades of YACHT’s beats for Paper Television, hence the Khaela comparison. Blank handles her business as emcee and lays down some truth.
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