Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins 2017 LP

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I'm not a GB fan, but I at least usually know when they have a new record out. I am only just learning about this now.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 10 December 2017 01:38 (four years ago) link

Their profile ain't what it once was, is what I'm saying.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 10 December 2017 01:39 (four years ago) link

^yeah, that's fair. Shields was in my top ten of '12, so I'm more prone to know of a new album.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Sunday, 10 December 2017 02:03 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I felt like this had a big PR push (big Spotify billboards, for instance), strong critical reception, strong fan reception, well-received tour... so why is it absent from so many end-of-year polls? When The National, for instance, aren't? They feel, to me, like they're at similar points in their career in some ways. (Though The National are quite a lot bigger now, I guess.)

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 5 January 2018 10:04 (four years ago) link

i'd bet their curation of the massive day of the dead project (of which incidentally "grizzly bear"'s "terrapin station" cover is my personal favorite) + the dessners' avant-garde activities (cantaloupe records + bang on a can etc) + the lead singer's wife being an erstwhile new yorker editor = ongoing behind the scenes highbrow cred points outstripping whatever aesthetic merits of the new grizzly bear record (which i happen to prefer to the new national record)

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 5 January 2018 11:53 (four years ago) link

hmm I think also the National record is just more accessible, sounds warmer, simpler

niels, Friday, 5 January 2018 12:45 (four years ago) link

At some point The National become like a huge band that gets played on pop radio next to Rihanna, right? I don't claim to understand it, but hey.

It does feel like no one cares about this GB record but it keeps getting a little better every time I hear it.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 5 January 2018 15:32 (four years ago) link

it's maximal in the best sense

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 5 January 2018 16:10 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...

I adore both bands lately, but The National seem an easier recommendation for me to friends who've stopped paying attention to new musics.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 3 February 2018 00:39 (four years ago) link

lol, bookmarks...

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 3 February 2018 00:40 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

Somehow completely missed this one until now. Not sure if I wasn’t aware it was even out in 2017 or I just wasn’t in a place to care about a new GB record in 2017. But it’s really good!

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 01:55 (one year ago) link

Up there with their best, for sure

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 20:12 (one year ago) link


Ok gonna go listen to it and stop knocking them.

― the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Friday, May 5, 2017 7:58 PM (three years ago) bookmarkflaglink

just sayin, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 21:15 (one year ago) link

lol fuck, developing some real internet-induced dementia. I guess I didn't miss it but it also didn't really stick with me at the time

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 23 October 2020 02:10 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

The new Daniel Rossen record is good. It's interesting to isolate his portion of their sound, and it's maybe a little too much of "his thing", but also Christopher Bear SHOWED UP on these tracks. Some really creative & slick drum parts on this.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 April 2022 18:24 (two months ago) link

I knew he was a great drummer and also does scoring, but damn, this band had so much talent:

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 14 April 2022 18:30 (two months ago) link

might like this more than any grizzly bear album (it's between this and shields)

ufo, Friday, 15 April 2022 11:08 (two months ago) link

It starts well but the guitar patterns get gratingly repetitive. Is this just what he does

imago, Friday, 15 April 2022 11:42 (two months ago) link

That fingerstyle flamenco thing? I guess it's just what he does.

Wow, I didn't know Shields was anyone's favorite GB album.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 15 April 2022 18:11 (two months ago) link

Yeah, Yellow House still feels far greater than anything else they released

doug watson, Friday, 15 April 2022 18:15 (two months ago) link

I'm a Veckatimest/Painted Ruins guy

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 15 April 2022 18:21 (two months ago) link

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