After reading about these guys on every indie blog to pass through my browser, I thought I’d check out Grizzly Bear out via YouTube.
They were a pleasant surprise, Beach Boys-esque in the good ways and not electro pop!! It’s not rock and roll, but it’s peaceful, atmospheric and lush. Also, they’re from Brooklyn! Represent.
Supposedly, their most recent record “Veckatimest” is their most accessible. Accessible is good if you’re an out-there indie band, I think it’s important to walk that fine line between original and listenable. These guys do that so well, they were Radiohead’s openers on their last summer tour.