|Interviewer :||Okay well, my last question actually comes from a special surprise guest who asked me to ask you this, so you’ll have to guess who this question came from.|
|Victoria Legrand :||You’re asking it for them?|
|Interviewer :||Exactly, and you have come up with who you think might have asked it. The question is how many pieces of celery can you fit in your hair?|
|Victoria Legrand :||(laughs) Who is that?! It could be like, five people. Um, I can fit…a buffalo wing in my hair….|
|Interviewer :||Any idea who that might have come from?|
|Victoria Legrand :||Yeah, it could be, um…Ed Droste?|
|Interviewer :||That’s it.|
Submission: Made Me Dizzy When I Woke
“I made this little symbolism piece with the last part of Grizzly Bear’s newest song, Sleeping Ute.”
In the Studio with Grizzly Bear, Rolling Stone Magazine
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Van Dyke Parks, Robin Pecknold, & Daniel Rossen - Orange Crate Art
“Gathering around a piano and singing together…it’s a sort of an antiquated concept I think these days.”
The category freak folk is sometimes used to try and describe Grizzly Bear’s music. But where did this type of sound come from? I’m talking way back. Beyond late night sessions, beyond the band seeking some sort of musical perfection. What are its roots? The answer to this kind of question is often a surprise, and Droste is no exception. Here’s musician Edward Droste on growing up around the piano with his grandparents.
Interviewed by Rick Moody, writer
Italian restaurant in Brooklyn
Read the entire interview with Edward Droste at BombSite.com
Host & Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Music credit: Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks” // Ella Fitzgerald “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” // Owen Richards “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”
Read the transcript and discover more lost interviews at http://blankonblank.org/interviews/edward-droste-on-growing-up-around-his-grandparents-piano/.
- Ghost Town DJs, “My Boo”
- KP & Envyi, “Swing My Way”
- Beyoncé, “Kitty Kat”
- Aaliyah, “One in a Million”
- Missy Elliott, “Hit Em Wit Da Hee”
- Lil’ Kim, “Crush on You”
- Amerie, “1 Thing”
- Faith Evans, “Love Like This”
- Zhané, “Hey Mr. D.J.”Eve, “What Y’all Want (Remix)”
- Alicia Keys, “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart”
- Toni Braxton, “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
- Kelis ft. André 3000, “Millionaire”
- Whitney Houston, “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”
- Mariah Carey, “Shake It Off”
Stream it over at Grooveshark.
“Promo shoot today at vibey Puerto Rican bar”
Read an interview with Daniel Rossen about the new album on The Fly
Should we expect any surprises?
It’s hard to say if anything will shock people, there are definitely some stylistic choices that we’ve never really done before. There’s not a lot of electric guitar which is strange, a lot of piano-based songs and a lot of synthesisers, but not in an obnoxious way. The general palette is very different, but it still has the lushness, it still sounds like us. I really don’t even know what it is.
- Daniel simply whispered “I can’t tell you” when we asked what the album was called.
- He strongly believes that his bandmate Chris Taylor needs a vacation, “he’s very bad at taking time off”.
- At one point he mentioned a trumpet player who features on the new album. His name sounded like ‘Tatem Green Platter’.
Chris Taylor & Ed in studio, 2012
we are very excited for the upcoming album and we hope you are too. there will be lots of amazing things to post in the next few weeks and months! if you want instantaneous updates from your phone or whatever—we have a twitter page you can follow!
we’re so happy to have 8,000+ followers on this blog!
the band seriously loves you all and appreciates your constant devotion & support (trust me, I heard it direct!)
Grizzly Bear - Press Kit For European Tour With Radiohead - 2008