Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Double Album 2LP on 180 Gram Vinyl

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Veckatimest is the third studio album by American indie rock band Grizzly Bear, released in May 2009 by Warp Records.

It's hard to decide what the most impressive thing about Veckatimest is: Grizzly Bear's ambition, which is seemingly boundless, or the fact that this boundless ambition never eclipses these songs.

The band already made such an impressive leap from Horn Of Plenty to Yellow House that an album to catch their breath would have been understandable. However, Grizzly Bear are most comfortable when they're challenging themselves, and Veckatimest delivers everything that Yellow House  did and more.

Just as that album blew off the dust and noise that covered Horn Of Plenty 's lo-fi sketches, this album's production clears away any remaining cobwebs, revealing these songs in all their intricate detail. That detail includes string quartet and choral arrangements on some tracks, but all of Veckatimest has a more rarefied air than any of Grizzly Bear's previous work.

The band hints at the just how big the album's scope is with its first two tracks: "Southern Point"'s psychedelic folk-jazz throws listeners into its bustling acoustic guitars, piles of vocal harmonies, swishy drums, and various sparkling sounds, making it a disorienting and dazzling opening salvo. The gorgeous "Two Weeks", by contrast, is the album's most immediate moment, its chorus teetering elegantly between pleading and reassuring.

From there, Veckatimest ranges from Yellow House-like rambles such as "Hold Still" and "Dory", to elaborate, quicksilver suites like "I Live With You", which builds from the Brooklyn Youth Choir's vocals into skyward-climbing chamber pop, to "While You Wait For The Others" and "Cheerleader"'s deceptively simple pop.

Grizzly Bear knows when to come in for close-focus moments like "About Face" and the final track, "Foreground" which, with its plaintive vocals and simple piano melody, is one of the band's most beautiful ballads yet.

It's clear that Veckatimest was made for a lot of listening. Nearly every song feels like the musical equivalent of a big meal: there's lots to digest, and coming back for second (and thirds, and more) is necessary. 

Check out the tracks: “Two Weeks”; "Ready, Able" and “While You Wait For The Others”. 

This double LP reissue with printed inner sleeves is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(801061818210)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Southern Point

5:02

A2

Two Weeks

4:03

A3

All We Ask

5:21

B1

Fine For Now

5:31

B2

Cheerleader

4:54

B3

Dory

4:26

C1

Ready, Able

4:17

C2

About Face

3:21

C3

Hold Still

2:24

D1

While You Wait For The Others

4:29

D2

I Live With You

4:57

D3

Foreground

3:35

SKU 801061818210
Record Label Warp Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number WARPLP182R
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 26 May 2009
Original Release Date (Year) 26 May 2009
Barcode # 801061818210
Shipping Weight 0.5350kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Vinyl, Inner Sleeves
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Folk
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Format VINYL LP

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