Edward Droste – The founder of the band Grizzly Bear reflects on his musical education, songwriting and the band’s history.

Ed Droste

Ed Droste frontman of Grizzly Bear

 

 

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More than a decade ago, Edward Droste started Grizzly Bear as a bedroom recording project after college. Today, Grizzly Bear is a four-piece act renowned for its shimmering brand of harmonic, experimental pop, with an international fan-base and four albums to its name (the most recent, “Shields,” came out in 2012). In the second installment of the “What Made Me” video series by Poppy de Villeneuve, Droste reflects on his childhood musical education on Cape Cod, how he began writing songs as an adult and what it’s like for a band to grow up together.

Grizzly Bear: World Tour 2012

Grizzly Bear is a Brooklyn-based Art rock / indie folk band, composed of Edward Droste (vocals, guitar, omnichord, keyboard), Daniel Rossen (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards), Chris Taylor (bass, backing vocals, various instruments, producer) and Christopher Bear (drums, backing vocals, glockenspiel). The band employs traditional and electronic instruments. Their sound has been categorized as psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental, and is dominated by the use of vocal harmonies. The band is one of the few non-electronic artists signed to Warp Records.

Daniel Rossen is also a member of the duo Department of Eagles.

GRIZZLY BEAR WORLD TOUR 2012
Visit http://grizzly-bear.net for ticket links.

SEPTEMBER
16 Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
17 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
18 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
22 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
23 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
24 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
26 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
28 Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
29 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

OCTOBER
01 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
05 Seattle, Washington @ Paramount Theatre
06 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
17 Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
18 Manchester, UK @ Academy
20 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
21 Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
22 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
26 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
27 Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns Salonger
28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer Salen
30 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefärlich
31 Berlin, Germany @ Astra

NOVEMBER
02 Köln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
03 Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
04 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
05 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
20 Wellington, New Zealand @ Opera House
21 Auckland, New Zealand @ Bruce Mason