On Wednesday night, I finally had a chance to catch Grizzly Bear, after missing their headlining Bowery show a few weeks ago. This time around they were opening up for TV On The Radio. Reports of their live show are varying. I've heard some good things and some not so good things. Without a doubt, I easily fall within the some-good-things camp. They really won me over, although, after playing for 40 minutes, I was left wanting more. Off the top of my head, they played Lullabye, Knife, Central and Remote, On a Neck and what seemed like a never ending version of Little Brother. Add in a few more songs I can't remember, and it made for a compelling show. For a band that writes and plays such intricate and complex songs, they sounded in sync and polished live. I was especially impressed with what seemed like an improvisational and delicate take on Little Brother. Catch Grizzly Bear in Baltimore and Philly this week before they head over to Europe.
Ed and Kyp Malone, getting down during Let the Devil In.