January 4, 2022

Roots to Grooves – Grizzly Bear

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

This week musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley discuss the career and creative approaches of Brooklyn based indie rock band “Grizzly Bear“.

The four piece Brooklyn indie rock band “Grizzly Bear” originally started out as a collection of songs written and recorded by frontman Ed Droste, however feeling that he didn’t want to release a solo project, or shine the light on himself, he ended up recruiting fellow musicians Christopher Bear, Chris Taylor and Daniel Rossen in order to bring his project to the live stage, and for a debut US tour.

Since those early days the band have released five studio albums and toured the world, opening for massive acts such as Radiohead, and have even composed songs for the “Twilight” movies.

Their last album dropped in 2017 and Ed Droste has since announced he has left the band. The future for “Grizzly Bear” may be uncertain, but what is for sure is that they have put out a solid back-catalogue of impressive material and in this episode Jay and Jesse discuss the band’s early formation, their approach to music and the guys spin some of their favorite tracks from across the five albums.

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