GRIZZLY BEAR "PAINTED RUINS" ALBUM RELEASE LISTENING EVENT
Songbyrd and Sony U Present
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 6:30 PM // SHOW: 7:00 PM
In partnership with Sony Music U, Songbyrd Presents a special listening event for new Grizzly Bear album "Painted Ruins"!!
Through our partnership with Sony Music U, we will be offerring special 10% album discounts for students w/ valid student ID + drink specials + giveaways and more!!
About the album:
Since coalescing around the current lineup after 2004’s apartment-recorded Horn of Plenty, Grizzly Bear have developed a distinctive style that blends baroque-pop’s intricacy, the Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies, and psych-folk’s finger-picking unease into something thrilling enough to famously get Beyoncé and Jay Z out for a show. Across 2007’s Yellow House, 2009’s Veckatimest, and 2012’s Shields, they refined an approach that was cerebral, but also deeply emotional, and never less than meticulous.
“Three Rings,” the first track released from the new record, retains their characteristic ornateness, but the six-minute song is also slow-building and somewhat elusive; proper single “Mourning Sound,” on the other hand, is gleaming and hard-charging, perhaps surprisingly so. Painted Ruins has plenty of both styles, from slinky electro-folk that name-checks a Honda TRX 250 four-wheeler, of all things, on opener “Wasted Acres,” to the horn-enshadowed resignation of closing opus “Sky Took Hold.” Taylor contributed more to the band’s collective songwriting process this time, including his first-ever Grizzly Bear lead vocal turn, on the melancholic “Systole.”