Veckatimest Much like Animal Collective earlier this year, Brooklyn's experimental pastoral psych-folk outfit Grizzly Bear have been positioned as a sort of Great White Hope for… Veckatimest Much like Animal Collective earlier this year, Brooklyn's experimental pastoral psych-folk outfit Grizzly Bear have been positioned as a sort of Great White Hope for… 2009-05-26 Grizzly Bear Indie Rock
Music Review

Veckatimest (2009)

INDIE BEAR: Brooklyn-based Grizzly Bear
INDIE BEAR: Brooklyn-based Grizzly Bear
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 26, 2009; Lead Performance: Grizzly Bear; Genre: Indie Rock

Much like Animal Collective earlier this year, Brooklyn's experimental pastoral psych-folk outfit Grizzly Bear have been positioned as a sort of Great White Hope for indie rock in 2009 — a band that, several albums into its career, transcending the fanboy peripherary with an album so fully realized, it demands to be heard by a wider audience. Veckatimest's opening tracks absolutely fulfill that promise: the swirling gypsy dazzle of ''Southern Point'' and ''Two Weeks,'' with its lush Beach Boy melodies and jaunty piano jangle, are intoxicating. If the less immediate second half brings diminishing returns, the early glow still lingers. B+

Download This: Listen to the song Two Weeks at last.fm

Originally posted May 18, 2009 Published in issue #1049 May 29, 2009 Order article reprints
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