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Top Tracks: Grizzly Bear- “Mourning Sound”

Grizzly Bear- Mourning Sound

Based on everything that’s been said and written about Grizzly Bear’s fifth LP, Painted Ruins is going to be perhaps the band’s biggest leap forward yet. First single “Three Rings,” with its prog leaning tendencies, certainly hinted at that move. But official lead single “Mourning Sound” fully encases that idea in amber.

“Mourning Sound” isn’t just one of the chamber rock group’s liveliest tunes to date, “Mourning Sound” is a thinly veiled dance-rock track that Stereogum‘s Chris DeVille suggests could be an alternate world LCD Soundsystem. That sort of makes sense but it also recalls pieces of what Tame Impala was on about with its 2015 psychedelic dance rock opus Currents which melded taut pop sensibilities with expansive experimentation. Chris Taylor’s bass playing is about as active as it’s ever been. Chris Bear’s keyboard work punctuates the song at near-perfect moments. The Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen vocal work shows those two can harmonize over any backing and make it sound beautiful. So while “Mourning Sound” brings to mind other bands, it’s core is still unmistakably Grizzly Bear.

As previously mentioned, Grizzly Bear’s new album Painted Ruins is out August 18 via RCA. Check out the album detail here and run through recently announced tour dates below.

Grizzly Bear Tour Dates:
October 5- Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
October 6- Manchester, England @ Albert Hall
October 8- Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 ABC
October 9- London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
October 12- Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
October 13- Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
October 14- Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
October 16- Paris, France @ L’Olympia
November 1- Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues
November 2- Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
November 3- Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
November 7- Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
November 9- Knoxville, Tenn. @ The Mill & Mine
November 12- New Orleans, La. @ Civic Theatre
November 14- Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
November 15- Orlando, Fla. @ House Of Blues
November 16- Miami, Fla. @ The Fillmore
November 18- Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
November 26- Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
November 27- Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
November 28- Park Township, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
December 1- St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
December 3- Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
December 7- Vancouver, British Columbia @ Orpheum Theatre
December 8- Seattle, Wash. @ Moore Theatre
December 9- Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre
December 11- San Francisco, Calif. @ Warfield Theatre
December 13- Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern


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