#TBT…from 2004….Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear were on tour for their Horn of Plenty album, and my friend Ed got ahold of me to see if they could crash at my place in Lindsay, Oklahoma. They stayed for a day or two, and I gave them a tour of rural life. One evening they set up in my barn and played a full on live set for me and my friend Mary. To this day, it’s hands down the most amazing live music experience I’ve ever had.
The next day I took them into town to shop at our only thrift store….horrifyingly named “Clowns for Christ”. On our way back to the house they wanted to stop at this grainery to have their picture taken. It was owned by a local family with the last name of Gay. LOL
I’m pretty sure they were the first vegetarians my parents had ever met, because my mom had put bacon grease all over the vegetables. And my dad was so horrified the there was a “rock band from New York” staying in the house that he hid all of the guns from them.
photos by Benjy Russell
Chris Taylor and Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear - Asbury Park, NJ - 2009
throwing it back oldschool part II
throwing it back oldschool
An old live session + interview that I resurfaced from AOL’s The Interface podcast in 2006
- On a Neck, On a Spit
- Little Brother
Grizzly Bear - Horn of Plenty
Actual CD placeholder card from Planet Records, Cambridge, MA
“fun glovebox find today” circa 2006(?) (via esqdavidjacobs)
Patrick Wolf & Grizzly Bear
flashback to 2007 yall!
“Frolic” - Grizzly Bear
The lyrics (as given to us by Ed):
“It’s an instance that we’re having
It’s a frolic in the hay
Nothing’s even worth saving
Nothing ever wants to stay
It’s a habit that I’m forming
It’s feeling in my neck
It’s the time you left me standing
It’s all become such a wreck”
Chris & Ed in Tokyo, 2009 (submission)
“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/.
From Pitchfork Fest 2007