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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Interview with Edward Droste of Grizzly Bear
I was a big fan of the 2006 (year of the Bear bands) indie retro low-fi Grizzly Bear album, "Yellow House" and look forward to the band's joining Radiohead as opener for six dates on its second North American tour leg as well as the new album they are currently working on, currently set for an April 2009 release.
Singer/guitarist Edward Droste tells Billboard.com the new material is sounding more optimistic and poppy than 2006's "Yellow House" (Warp). "I think we're all in a really poppy place for sure," Droste says. "There are dark lyrics in play, and it's not like the whole album is going to be an up-tempo radio pop thing at all. We'll probably never get played on the radio, but [on] just a couple of the songs the mood is perhaps a bit sunnier than 'Yellow House.'"