Grizzly Bear Biography
The modern Folk-Rock outfit Grizzly Bear first formed when singer + songwriter Ed Droste and drummer Christopher Bear met in New York City, New York USA. They found similar music interests and recruited singer + guitarist Daniel Rossen and bassist + woodwinds player Chris Taylor to join their truly experimental music project, in fact, it's a rare thing to find a band that counts the glockenspiel, autoharp, banjo and flute as key instruments, especially when it's a Rock band with just four members.
Grizzly Bear's debut album, "Horn Of Plenty", was initially released in November 2004 on Kanine Records and later re-issued as double-CD with a second bonus disc of 17 remixes.
In September 2006 the quartet returned with their second full-length disc of original material, their Warp debut "Yellow House".
After nearly three years break Grizzly Bear released a new album entitled "Veckatimest". That might seem like a long time, but given the band's hectic touring schedule, including stints with Radiohead and Feist as well as a co-headlining show with the L.A. Philharmonic. Released in May 2009, "Veckatimest", debuted at #1 on the U.S. Top Independent Albums chart and quickly catapulted into the top 10 of The Billboard 200 led by the hit single "Two Weeks".
In September 2012 the Brooklyn-based indie rockers released "Shields"; their fourth studio effort, prefaced by the single "Sleeping Ute", peaked at #7 on The Billboard 200 and at #16 on the Top Canadian Albums charts.