8 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the success of Grizzly Bear's fourth album—2012’s Shields—the band issued an expanded edition of that album with eight additional tracks, as well as this standalone collection that features just those extra tracks. The three remixes alter the original songs to varying degrees, with the Lindstrom remix of “gun-shy” moving the track's new wave–to–prog sounds into a disco-lite feel and the Nicolas Jaar remix of “Sleeping Ute” breaking the song into outer space. But it’s the previously unheard tracks recorded in Marfa, Texas, that should be most interesting to fans. They've likely read about those “disappointing” sessions but will hear that there’s nothing wrong with what the band came up with—and that sometimes Grizzly Bear's music can be more intriguing in the early stages than its fully actualized state. “Taken Down” and “Will Calls,” in particular, are the songs fans know but with arrangements that cut closer their core. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the success of Grizzly Bear's fourth album—2012’s Shields—the band issued an expanded edition of that album with eight additional tracks, as well as this standalone collection that features just those extra tracks. The three remixes alter the original songs to varying degrees, with the Lindstrom remix of “gun-shy” moving the track's new wave–to–prog sounds into a disco-lite feel and the Nicolas Jaar remix of “Sleeping Ute” breaking the song into outer space. But it’s the previously unheard tracks recorded in Marfa, Texas, that should be most interesting to fans. They've likely read about those “disappointing” sessions but will hear that there’s nothing wrong with what the band came up with—and that sometimes Grizzly Bear's music can be more intriguing in the early stages than its fully actualized state. “Taken Down” and “Will Calls,” in particular, are the songs fans know but with arrangements that cut closer their core. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

stemstems ,

beautifully intimate

Grizzly Bear can do no wrong in my eyes, loved every release since Horn of Plenty. if you were crazy about Shields, you will love hearing the songs that didn't make "the cut". these songs are raw, sad and intimate; it feels like you're listening in on their recording process. while it's length leaves me salivating for more, it is definitely a nice tie over until their next full length release.

RJF7584 ,

Will Calls Remix?

I love this band, and I just recently heard a remix to Will Calls by Diplo and I love it, I hope it gets released on iTunes very soon. I need that song on my playlist! Keep up the good work guys!!!

Gingerbreadtoes ,

Super content

Absolutely in love with each and every song. I love love love this album!!!!

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