Sam, 20, Boulder, Very Important Thoughts.
Grizzly Bear - Gun-Shy (Shields)
Gun-Shy - Grizzly Bear
Thoughts on Shields so far: still not a huge of fan of Grizzly Bear but I like that the new album doesn’t put as much focus on the production as Veckatimest did. The songs feel less pieced together and more like a band trying to write songs in interesting ways which I appreciate a lot more. Still only a couple of really stand-out tracks though, this being one of them. Once again I feel like Daniel Rossen is clearly the backbone of this band, all the songs that put focus on his guitar figures are the best ones in my opinion and his style of songwriting basically sums up everything that works about Grizzly Bear.
Califone - Stepdaughter (Quicksand/Cradlesnakes)
Stepdaughter - Califone
The stepdaughter dissolves into the dark woods, soundless
The cutter delivers an elk heart for false proof
Bury me shallow and scratch out my name
I’d make every mistake all over again
Lightning Bolt last night was un fucking real. It was everything I could’ve hoped for and more. I’m so psyched to see them again in Boston.