Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins – 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Jacket, 2XLP, 2017
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2017 release, the alternative rock band’s highly anticipated follow-up to their 2012 commercial breakthrough Shields. Grizzly Bear spent two years writing and recording for the album. Band member Chris Taylor produced Painted Ruins, with recording sessions occurring primarily at Allaire Studios in New York, but also at various locations around Los Angeles, including Taylor’s own Terrible Studios. Grizzly Bear formed in 2002.
The band consists of Edward Droste (vocals, guitar, keyboards, omnichord), Daniel Rossen (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards), Chris Taylor (bass, backing vocals, various instruments, producer) and Christopher Bear (drums, backing vocals). 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.