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Published:
May 18, 2017

Grizzly Bear New Album 


Grizzly Bear are bringing us a new album soon! And to peak our excitement, they've just released another single leading up to the album, "Mourning Sound." We've only had to wait five years, but now it looks like Grizzly Bear are ready to give us their 5th studio album on August 18th, 2017. By the way, they've been teasing us for over a year about this album...not nice Grizzly Bear! 


Painted Runes


The name of Grizzly Bear's new album is Painted Runes. Earlier in the month they released a single from the album "Three Rings." The single came paired with a characteristically odd artistic direction. It's got a great melody, with some wonderful drumming -- definitely something to get us hyped for the release of Painted Runes.


"Mourning Sound" 


"Mourning Sound" is the latest, and second single Grizzly Bear sent forth into the world (one giant leap for them, huh?). And you know what? It's been worth the wait. "Mourning Sounds" is simple, clean and well delivered. You can check the track below - it won't disappoint if you've come to know and love their three-part harmony.  


Painted Runes Tracklist



  • Wasted Acres

  • Mourning Sound

  • Four Cypresses

  • Three Rings

  • Losing All Sense

  • Aquarian

  • Cut-Out

  • Glass Hillside

  • Neighbors

  • Systole

  • Sky Took Hold


Grizzly Bear Band


"Mourning Sound" was produced by the band's Chris Taylor. So let's get into who the band members are and what they do:



  • We've got Edward Droste on vocals, guitar, keyboards, omnichord; 

  • Daniel Rossen on vocals, guitar, keyboard and banjo; 

  • Chris Taylor on bass, backing vocals, other instruments and as we said producer;

  • Lastly we've got Christopher Bear taking care of drums & backing vocals. Grizzly Bear Music


Grizzly Bear Tour Dates


This is the band's first tour in four years! Their last tour was for their 2012 album Shields. It looks like they'll be touring for three months this fall/winter. Check out the dates: 


Oct 5 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
Oct 6 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
Oct 8 Glasgow, England - O2 ABC
Oct 9 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
Oct 12 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
Oct 13 Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVredenburg
Oct 14 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
Oct 16 Paris, France - L'Olympia
Nov 1 Boston, MA - House of Blues
Nov 2 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Nov 3 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Nov 7 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Nov 9 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, Mexico - Corona Capital NOV 18 - NOV 19
Nov 26 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
Nov 27 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
Nov 28 Park Township, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 01 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
Dec 3 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Dec 7 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
Dec 8 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Dec 9 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Dec 13 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern


Ah man, this album has been a long-time coming. We remember when they started working on it, when they began recording, and when they announced it's almost done.


Don't be a stranger, let us know what you think of the new Grizzly Bear. 


Image source: Grizzly Bear Twitter

Grizzly Bear - Mourning Sound

Grizzly Bear - Mourning Sound

Grizzly Bear - Three Rings

Grizzly Bear - Three Rings

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