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Even the Bluths like Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles.
“Dan on the phone” -Ed’s vine
“T caught off guard!” -Ed’s vine
On the Road with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste
For more photos from Ed and Grizzly Bear, follow him at @edroste and be sure to check out Ed’s Photos of You section on your mobile device.
In addition to being an avid Instagrammer, Ed Droste (@edroste) also happens to be a songwriter and singer in Grizzly Bear, an indie-rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band has been playing shows across the United States after the debut of their latest album, and Ed has been sharing his behind-the-scenes perspective of life on the road as they go.
Midway through their tour we launched Photos of You, providing Ed with an incredible new view of Grizzly Bear’s life on the road—the fans’ perspective: “I’ve always used Instagram as a public photo album of my travels, and the Photo Map is one of my favorite elements in terms of remembering exactly where I was when I took certain pictures years ago, but with Photos of You I get a whole new perspective on tours and my journeys, which is really cool to see.”
Ed’s Photos of You section has not only given him the opportunity to view photos of the band’s performance from the audience’s perspective, but it’s also allowed him to re-connect with Grizzly Bear fans. “I love meeting people as much as I can after shows. Naturally, I can’t document and remember every person I meet, but this has definitely jogged my memory on meeting some really lovely and cool fans and conversations.”
What have you discovered through Photos of You? Starting tomorrow, the Photos of You section will be visible to everyone who can currently see your profile. Read more about Photos of You here.
Golden Suits is Nicolaus’ first project working alone. It was inspired by a strange year that saw him get chased out of an apartment by a rat infestation, go through a painful breakup, travel to Germany to learn about his grandfather’s death in WWII, go broke, and lose forty pounds. Throughout that chaotic time, he became obsessed with a book of short stories by the fiction writer John Cheever, and started writing songs that blended his own experiences with fragments from the book (the name “Golden Suits” is a reference to the final line of a Cheever story). The result is a collection of ten songs that combine nostalgia, sentimentality, skewed references to a book about suburban marriage in the 1950s, personal confessions and abstract non-sequitors that take a shot at the sublime.
Musically, the songs follow the thread of Department of Eagles’ swervy take on classic pop in the vein of Randy Newman, Van Dyke Parks, Paul Simon, and Lennon and McCartney solo. Nicolaus, who generally wrote the simpler, poppier material in DoE, followed the mold of “take a straightforward, direct song and play with it until there’s something interesting going on.” Working outside of the band was a chance to indulge in production ideas that wouldn’t have flown within it, like the Graceland-inspired one-two beat and female vocals on “Swimming in ’99″ or the unadorned piano ballad feel for “Restaurant Song.”
Throughout the recording process, Nicolaus played most of the instruments, but had help from a talented group of friends including Chris Bear and Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear; Fraser McCulloch from Milagres (who engineered the album); Becca Kauffman and Felicia Douglass from Ava Luna; Kris Nolte and Ian Davis from Mason Jar Music (who arranged strings); and Daniel Rossen (who sang harmonies and was an all-around supportive spirit). All in all, the album took about two years of writing and recording in several studios and psuedo-studios in Brooklyn to finish.
The self-titled LP is available on August 20. Listen to/download the single “Didn’t I Warn You” from Soundcloud above.
M E R G E with us?
Solange, Romy Croft (the xx) & Ed Droste at Coachella
CHRIS AND ALAN
Grizzly Bear with Ellen and Portia following their taping for The Ellen Show. via @theellenshow
We’ll let you know when the episode airs!
Sneak Peek of Grizzly Bear rehearsing on The Ellen Show, which airs tomorrow, 4/24 (according to Ellen’s site).
(photo via maisquared)
Gorilla Vs. Bear has the stream!
“Entertainment” - Phoenix remixed by Chris Bear of Grizzly Bear.
Thanks to a submission we have a mp3 version of the “Entertainment” remix international listeners can stream. The audio file was too large for tumblr, so this will have to do until a proper international friendly stream comes along.
Happy Record Store Day!
Grizzly Bear and Brian Eno have a limited edition 12” split featuring remixes by Nicolas Jaar.
Information about the cover artwork:
Artwork designed by Edwin Pickstone & Ivor Williams on a FAG Control 525 Swiss-built semi-automatic cylinder proofing press in Glasgow. Type was a mix of 35 line sans condensed and 50 lined grotesque super-condensed and was left 80% black, deliberately broken print to echo the sentiment of remixes carrying the remnants of the original.
For more information about Record Store Day and where to find a participating store near you, click here!
Stream Grizzly Bear’s remix of Phoenix’s “Entertainment”.
International listeners can listen (here).