Friday, November 16, 2012

Grizzly Bear: Shields

"If the Fox Theater in Oakland had a voice, it would sound like Grizzly Bear. Rich with intricacies like a palace: golden embellishments of finely detailed crown molding hanging tight to the solid foundation, shining tokens of craftwork, mirroring the layered vocal orchestration of the Brooklyn quintet. Visually, Grizzly Bear looked right at home; however, this was Grizzly's first time (forgive me) occupying Oakland. As the lights dimmed, the band graciously shuffled to their respective spots on stage and dove right in with new tracks from their critically acclaimed Shields" (Ryan Holmes, "Photos: Grizzly Bear at the Fox Theater in Oakland," Huffington Post, 10/12/12).
Update: Listened to Shields again 2/6/13, and I must say, there is a lot going on in this music.

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