Tuesday, May 8, 2012

mp3 // photo | may twelve | grizzly bear | boy from school

and i soothed my soul, but now days go by

grizzly bear has been real, real quiet since their 2009 stunner, veckatimest. i have a tendency to forget the songs i've listened to the night before, so three years is definitely long enough to warrant a revisiting of the band. one of their best and commonly overlooked tracks is the 2010 cover of hot chip's "boy from school," which they performed live for a radio station (triple j radio) in australia.  the rendition is simple and elegant -- as always, stream it above or download right here.

if you (somehow) missed grizzly bear all together, there are a number of great tracks to catch up on -- entire albums, more accurately.  a good place to start, whether it's your first listen or you suffer from a memory as worthless as my own, is with the mega hit "two weeks" which you may stream above and/or download by clicking "save as" on this link. the song speaks for itself, is not from that t-mobile commercial and is a pretty good indication of what to expect from veckatimest. tuesdays are by default a seven, don't blow it.