Grizzly Bear | Shields
The night is out. The fire is going. The crackle of the coals adds enough to the night, but you must have more. The feeling is not complete without whiskey and the guitar. The ultimate camping soundtrack cannot be limited, but cannot be bold. Enter Grizzly Bear’s 4th album ‘Shields’. After touring with Tom Yorke and taking a substantial amount of time off they come back with the triumphant extension of the sound that you were left with at the end of Veckatamist. Much like those nights huddled on the boundary between chilling wind and steaming fire this album is an exercise in controlled chaos.
The overall sound is full with cohesive progression delivering the soundtrack to an ethereal memory. A new incarnation of the band as night and they are bound to the fire, flickering up with experimental hope yet remaining small. Simplicity as a small piece of perfection they extinguish leaving the bold for yet another time.