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Grizzly Bear - Shields album

Grizzly Bear - Shields album
Performer: Grizzly Bear
Genre: Rock
Title: Shields
FLAC album size: 1611
Style: Indie Rock
Country: US
Released: 2012

GRIZZLY BEAR - SHIELDS, album out Sept 17/18, 2012. Warp Records (от лица компании "Warp Records"); LatinAutor, Audiam (Publishing), Abramus Digital, BMI - Broadcast Music In. и другие авторские общества (13).

All lyrics from Shields album, popular Grizzly Bear songs with tracklist and information about album.

Shields is Grizzly Bear's most compositionally adventurous record. Though full of baroque, detail-rich production and latticework melodies, it also offers an emotionally resonant core. The album is an excavation of loneliness, melancholy, and self-reliance. Shields is Grizzly Bear's most compositionally adventurous record. This is a foreground. That was the last lyric left hovering in the mist of Grizzly Bear's breakout 2009 album, Veckatimest, and it's a pretty good image to describe what it's like to listen to one of their records. The key word there is "a," signifying one of many.

Grizzly Bear is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band consists of Edward Droste (vocals, guitar, keyboards, omnichord), Daniel Rossen (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards), Chris Taylor (bass, backing vocals, woodwinds, producer), and Christopher Bear (drums, backing vocals). The band employs traditional and electronic instruments. Their sound has been categorized as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental, and is dominated by the use of vocal harmonies.

Shields isn't exactly a dramatic return then, which is somehow fitting considering that this is some of the band's most cerebral music. There's nothing here with quite the instant appeal of "Two Weeks" or the aching vulnerability of "Foreground"; instead, most of these songs lie between those two poles.

But Grizzly Bear is different. Their insistence, their style, is something that’s almost impossible to ignore, and the changes even more. Admittedly, the uniform doesn’t change much on Shields.

Grizzly Bear has decided to stirr up their sound, making Shields a somewhat more progressive and intimate album than Veckatimest. It was a real grower for me, as certain aspects of this record just didn't hit me as hard as I would have liked. But for every listen I grew to appreciate the extremely rich and detailed song structures more.

Grizzly Bear revealed that they were working on a new album on May 10, 2011. The release date, track listing and the song "Sleeping Ute" were announced on June 5, 2012, while the title and cover art was announced on July 9, 2012 On September 9, 2012, Shields was streamed in its entirety on NP. .On September 27, 2012, a music video for "Yet Again" was released. On January 28, 2013, a music video for "gun-shy" was released.

Grizzly Bear used to be dreamers. Now they’re waking up in a cold sweat. Where a former Grizzly Bear might have wandered somewhat aimlessly or gotten caught up in one pocket of subtle noise or one lyrical motif (as on Yellow House‘s Colorado for example), Shields is damn near obsessed with avoiding these rootless instances. It’s too busy caving in on itself. The songs on Shields are conversational and argumentative. Compositions spark dialogues between musical styles, eras, and moods, all under an umbrella of self-awareness and mutual understanding

Complete your Grizzly Bear collection. Vendi questa versione. Shields ‎(CD, Album).


Sleeping Ute
Speak In Rounds
Yet Again
The Hunt
A Simple Answer
What's Wrong?
Half Gate
Sun In Your Eyes


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WARPLP229 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Warp Records WARPLP229 US 2012
none Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album) Warp Records none US 2012
WARPLP229 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP229 US 2012
WARPLP229 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP229 UK & Europe 2012
LOVECD224 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(CD, Album) Love Da Records LOVECD224 Hong Kong 2012
BRC-344 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-344 Japan 2012
WARPCD229 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD229 US 2012
WARPCD229 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Warp Records WARPCD229 Australia 2012
WARPCD229 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(CD, Album, Key) Warp Records WARPCD229 UK & Europe 2012
WARPCD229 Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(CD, Album, Thi) Warp Records WARPCD229 UK & Europe 2012
none Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Warp Records none 2012
WARPCD229E Grizzly Bear Shields ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, Exp) Warp Records WARPCD229E UK 2013

Although Shields the fourth plate is of the American indiefolkgroep Grizzly Bear, the cd also slightly away from the difficult ' second '. With predecessor Veckatimest (2009) broke the band from Brooklyn that is, in such a way, that it is hardly conceivable that this success can be equalled, let alone surpassed. As a wildly popular debut is difficult to follow, so dabbled Grizzly Bear while recording Shields. After a first attempt was a full plate thrown away. The second session was to comply with the requirements of the Group and that's a good thing. Shields is a worthy successor to Veckatimest. And that alone is reason for a compliment to the band. Even though there is still no thousand copies of Shields sold, the fact remains that Grizzly Bear yet another delicious blend of indie, roots and psychedelics. That means that the Group once again many of the listener. At first hearing are the ten songs somewhat disjointed and boring. Only after a few auditions becomes clear that Grizzly Bear has done it again. That can only the best bands.
Sadaron above the Gods
I'm pretty sure there are at east THOUSANDS of copies of Shields sold.
My copy is super clean aside from an anomaly on 'D.' I haven't had any skate issues or "whooshing" sounds. My predications are that the count between plate swapping was super high. I think there are clean copies of this and some noisy copies. Pretty common in pressings around the 800-2000 copy range.
I can testify my copy came at least 98% perfect. The master is fantastic.
Somebody knows if this vinyl is cut from analog masters?
comments on Amazon ( of the American pressing of WARPLP229 is not. Were you able to find if there are any pressings of this album that come from the analog?
Yet another dumb release from Warp. Side A = 15:19, Side B = 15:28, Side C = 10:00, and Side D = 7:07. Should have been 3 sides with an etching or bonus material on side D. Why on earth is there one track on side D? Makes ZERO sense. Such an annoying listening experience.
I vote for 3 sides too! Tired of all these releases on 4 sides that would have happily fit on 3 (and even sometime, not in this case, 2!!). I understand the audio fidelity point but 17 min on one side is way optimal...
Keep in mind, this can greatly reduce inner groove distortion. Personally, I think the trade off is worth it!
so are these golden pressings all pretty noisey?
mine is noisy AND has a few tracks that are totally unlistenable due to skipping. guess I'll have to track down a regular copy for listening.
The double 180gram vinyl packaging doesn't just feel good in your hands, but sounds incredible. One of the best sounding vinyl presses I've heard.
So true!
DAMN IT this thing actually looks gold. Not just dirty yellow like I thought it would. Shouldn't have skipped the preorder..
espeically now that its going for 2-3 times as much as it was two weeks ago
Great record, gold vinyl is awesome.. But it should really be on a 1LP.
Why complain? It sounds fantastic. They didn't make it so loud that it distorts; it's clear and crisp. I'd prefer they stick to 2 LPs.
(The idea that you can 'cram' 20 minutes of music onto one side of an LP is a bit like the idea that you can 'cram' a fridge with one pint of milk. Go and listen to a compilation that has 41 minutes on a single side and then come back and talk about cramming.)
47 minutes is a perfectly proper LP length. 60 minutes would have been pushing it but I've got discs that are that long and sound marvellous. Putting something this short on a 2LP just results in side changes every 10 minutes and an unnecessarily loud pressing more prone to distortion, tracking errors, etc. It starts feeling like a compilation with that many breaks.
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