I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all have preconceived notions about some bands when we may not be intimately acquainted with their music. I have no problem admitting when I am wrong and in this case, I had Grizzly Bear all wrong. I don’t even know why I had filed them away in my “don’t like it” file, but I did. That changed Tuesday, when I gave their new album, Shields, a listen when I saw it in the new releases section on Rdio.
The opening track alone, “Sleeping Ute”, was enough to make me a fan and there are more tracks on the album that make it well worth a listen. “Yet Again” and “Sun in your Eyes” are my other favorites on the album.
Looks like Grizzly Bear played in Nashville on the 18th and that is as close as they are getting to Memphis at least for a while. So just enjoy the alum or grab your keys and start driving.