Before they appeared on Letterman, before they opened for Radiohead, and before the New York Times called their sophomore album one of the best of 2006, Grizzly Bear was the 10th band featured by Vincent Moon for his Take Away Shows.
The bandâ€™s stripped down performance of, â€œShift,â€ a track off their first album, Horn of Plenty, is eerily beautiful, and minimalist in this arrangement, and not simply because of the tight quarters in which Moonâ€™s DIY style required them to play.
Three years and one album later, the Fillmore finds itself host to the bandâ€™s two-day stay, both with Here We Go Magic, Sunday is sold out — in support of the group’s newly released album, Veckatimest. Recorded in a church in Brooklyn and Cape Cod, the 12-song release is the bandâ€™s best attempt at coherence in songwriting.
The groupâ€™s 2006 album, Yellow House is a whirl of instrumental soundscapes with vocal harmonies to boot, whereas Veckatimest shows that the groupâ€™s two main vocalists Ed Droste and vocalist/guitarist Daniel Rossen (also in Department of Eagles) have honed in on their respective strengths in singing.
Look out for these songs at the show: â€œDeep Blue Sea,â€ which was included in David Byrneâ€™s compilation Dark Was the Night released earlier this year; â€œHe Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss),â€ a cover of The Crystals; and, â€œSouthern Point,â€ the opening track from Veckatimest.