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Grizzly Bear release Painted Ruins, their first album in five years: Stream

The album is easily the band's most collaborative effort to date

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    Tonight, Grizzly Bear return with Painted Ruins, their first record since taking a sabbatical after the massive tour behind 2012’s excellent Shields. Always a band that’s functioned as a democracy, Painted Ruins sees Grizzly Bear taking that spirit of symbiosis even further, as the Brooklyn foursome meld together for what our David Sackllah called “a seamlessly flowing acrobatic waltz” in his review of the album.

    A great example of that collaborative ethos can be seen in bassist Chris Taylor’s taking a more significant songwriting role this time around—something that can be can be heard in both his dramatic bass playing on “Mourning Sound” and  the Taylor-penned “Systole”, which features the bassist’s ever lead vocal. The tracks Grizzly Bear shared ahead of Painted Ruins’ release, “Four Cypresses”, “Neighbors”, “Three Rings” and “Mourning Sound”, showed a confident, patient band at the height of their powers, and that sense of self-assuredness and comfort permeates the entirety of the record, reasserting the notion of Grizzly Bear as one of rock’s finest bands.

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    Painted Ruins Tracklist:
    01. Wasted Acres
    02. Mourning Sound
    03. Four Cypresses
    04. Three Rings
    05. Losing All Sense
    06. Aquarian
    07. Cut-Out
    08. Glass Hillside
    09. Neighbors
    10. Systole
    11. Sky Took Hold

    Grizzly Bear is about to embark on a massive world tour supporting Painted Ruins, check out the full list of dates below, and revisit the female-centric video for “Mourning Sound” as well.

    Grizzly Bear 2017 Tour Dates:
    08/23 – New York, NY @ Public Arts
    10/04 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
    10/05 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    10/06 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    10/08 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
    10/09 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
    10/10 – Bexhill On The Sea, UK @ Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
    10/12 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    10/13 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
    10/14 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    10/16 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
    11/01 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    11/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
    11/09 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
    11/10 – Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound Fest
    11/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
    11/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    11/15 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
    11/16 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore
    11/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital
    11/26 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
    11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    11/28 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
    11/29 – Chicago, IL @ The Riv
    12/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
    12/03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    12/04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    12/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
    12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    12/09 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
    12/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
    12/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
    12/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
    12/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

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