The new GRIZZLY BEAR CD, YELLOW HOUSE, is a fine example of the
experimental direction some Indie groups are taking. This Brooklyn based group,
which has been compared to ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, because of their use of the human
voice as an instrument, has made a serious musical document. Having said that, the
listeners’ approach to the music must be serious. Casual entertainment seekers
might not be fulfilled by this music. The tracks should be approached one at a time,
it takes a few listens to get into the nuances of each song.
One of the best songs is “Knife” – a roller coaster ride of musical highs and lows,
with great lyrics to boot.
If you are willing to put in the time – the rewards will be huge.
Photography by: Patryce Bak
Design by: Ben Tousley
GRIZZLY BEAR, YELLOW HOUSE, 2006 WARP RECORDS, LONDON