Grizzly Bear at work on “more adventurous” new material

Ed Droste tells The Standard they’re heading in a “different aesthetic direction”.

Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste has confirmed that the group are currently working on new material, stating the group are heading into a different aesthetic direction.

The follow-up to 2012’s ‘Shields’ is expected soon, with Droste stating that the group are “feeling more adventurous with the sonic directions,” however, Droste was quick to state it wouldn’t be a gigantic departure. “It’s in the beginning stages,” he said. “Only a couple songs have started to take shape and it’s gotta be like, a good dozen or so before we get the picture.”

Droste also revealed that the group are now living between separate US coasts - he and Chris Taylor are based in L.A., while Christopher Bear and Daniel Rossen still live in New York. Describing the song-writing process as “more fractured”, Droste revealed that the distance causes him “great anxiety”. “When I’m stressed about it, I have to remember that every time we try to do a new album I have huge anxiety. Every time it’s like, ‘Woah, that was a crazy process, we have to do something different.’”

Read the full interview over The Standard’s website, here.


Ed Droste has told fans Grizzly Bear will begin recording their next album from 1st June (that’s really soon!).

Sick selfie ---cool news tho! Starting to officially record new album June 1st!

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