Australian Tour December 2009
Civil Society is proud to announce the highly anticipated debut Australian tour of the sublime Grizzly Bear. These much lauded gentlemen from Brooklyn arrive for their first Australian visit this December with performances at the Falls, Sunset Sounds and Southbound Festivals, as well as two very special solo performances. In Perth these fine young men will play an intimate show at The Fly By Night and in Melbourne they will be joined by the serene Middle East for a night at the Corner Hotel.
The release of their 2009 studio album ‘Veckatimest’ has propelled these young men to the forefront of modern music stunning fans and critics with their haunting experimental folk rock sound. When “Two Weeks” appeared on blogs it was clear that Grizzly Bear would become the most talked about act of 2009.
While the critics clambered over each other with praise for the album – ‘Veckatimest’ became album of the week on Triple J, ABC Radio National, FBI, 2SER, 3RRR, 3D Radio, 6RTR, Drum Media, Rave, Time Off, MX and MAG – praise also came from the likes of Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes calling it The best record of the 00’s and Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead declaring them My favorite band in the whole world.
Grizzly Bear had its humble beginnings in a small apartment in Brooklyn as a project of tape recordings by Edward Droste that was only ever intended to be heard by his closest friends. However the project soon evolved when Droste began to collaborate with Christopher Bear and it was this incarnation that was to realise Grizzly Bear’s first album ‘Horns of Plenty’. By the end of 2005 friends Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor had also joined the pair and the full band recorded the critically acclaimed album ‘Yellow House’ in 2006 with Pitchfork calling it one of the year’s best records.
Grizzly Bear have played alongside the likes of Radiohead, TV on the Radio, Feist, Paul Simons and The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, they’ve mesmerized audiences at festival such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, Roskilde and Lola. Now, having captivated audiences around the globe, the wait for Australia is finally over as Grizzly Bear make their debut Australian performance this December.
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