Grizzly Bear has officially awaken from hibernation.
Following the release of cryptic teasers on the band’s social media leading up to the sharing of their first track in five years, the indie rock outfit has announced they are here to stay with their fifth studio album Painted Ruins out August 18th.
The album announcement comes complete with a world tour and new track, ‘Mourning Sound’.
The track, while upbeat and straight to point, holds its own, proving that yes, after all these years Grizzly Bear’s layered tunes still hold a place in the indie-rock realm.
“I made a mistake / I never should’ve tried,” sings Edward Droste in the opening lines of the latest track, followed by a crisp bass line the group resides on for the remainder of the tune.
‘Mourning Sound’ while more straightforward and less intricate than the group’s additional recent track ‘Three Rings‘, is sprinkled with synths and elegant guitar plucks echoing the band’s trademark sheen.
‘Mourning Sound’ maintains the quintessential Grizzly Bear idyllic harmony, while the lyrics bring forth what may be interpreted as a fatalistic dispostion.
“LET LOVE AGE,”
“AND WATCH IT
BURN OUT AND DIE.”
Painted Ruins is slated for a late summer release on August 18th via RCA.
Listen to the latest track ‘Mourning Sound’ and check out the album’s artwork below.
LISTEN TO MOURNING SOUND:
PAINTED RUINS ARTWORK:
PAINTED RUINS TRACKLIST:
1. “Wasted Acres”
2. “Mourning Sound”
3. “Four Cypresses”
4. “Three Rings”
5. “Losing All Sense”
8. “Glass Hillside”
11. “Sky Took Hold”
GRIZZLY BEAR TOUR DATES:
Oct 05 Dublin @ Vicar Street
Oct 06 Manchester @ Albert Hall
Oct 08 Glasgow @ O2 ABC
Oct 09 London @ O2 Academy Brixton
Oct 12 Berlin @ Columbiahalle
Oct 13 Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
Oct 14 Brussels @ Ancienne Belgique
Oct 16 Paris @ L’Olympia
Nov 01 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov 02 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Nov 03 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Nov 07 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Nov 09 Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
Nov 12 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
Nov 14 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Nov 15 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Nov 16 Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
Nov 18 Mexico City @ Corona Capital NOV 18 – NOV 19
Nov 26 Montreal @ Metropolis
Nov 27 Toronto @ Massey Hall
Nov 28 Park Township, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec 01 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Dec 03 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Dec 07 Vancouver @ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 08 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Dec 09 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Dec 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern