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Indie rockers Grizzly Bear return to familiar place for inspiration

Published on Mar 6, 2013 6:13 PM
 
For their fourth album Shields (2012), American indie-rock band Grizzly Bear (above) returned to the sleepy Catskill mountainside for inspiration. -- PHOTO: TOM HINES

For their fourth album Shields (2012), American indie-rock band Grizzly Bear returned to the sleepy Catskill mountainside for inspiration.

After a failed attempt to write and record their fourth studio album in the arty Texas desert town of Marfa, the band decided to return to a house up in the Southeast of New York, where they had previously recorded their critically acclaimed third studio album, Veckatimest (2009).

Grizzly Bear's drummer Christopher Bear, 30, tells Life! ahead of their maiden gig at the Mosaic Music Festival on Saturday: "It's a very insipirational place and just very beautiful and we all feel comfortable there. I think that's why we keep gravitating there."

The band, tired from relentless touring, had also taken a six-month hiatus before recording their latest album Shields, which Bear says "helped us give a little perspective on not jumping into making a record and just making the same sort of sound".

 
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