Jam of the Day – Picking Justices and Grizzly Bears

The papers and blogs are abuzz with word that President Obama has picked federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to replace Justice Souter on the Supreme Court. Big ups to the Bronx and Puerto Rico.

Personally, I would like to give you my pick for a new great album to enjoy: Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest. I’ve only listened to the record once all the way through so far, but hey, it just came out today so what do you want? But it’s safe to say that this is my favorite album that I’ve heard this year so far. Grizzly Bear has clearly picked up some tricks from their tour with Radiohead last year, exploring a huge expanse of textures, instruments, moods, and harmonies on Veckatimest, which is named after a tiny island in Massachusetts near Cape Cod, where they recorded the disc. Check out the video for the first single, it’ll make your head explode into flames!

Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks:



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One response to “Jam of the Day – Picking Justices and Grizzly Bears

  1. JVM

    Love the tune, FREAKED by the video.

    Shout out to the EV of the ev2bk – Sasha Frere-Jones had an awesome review of their new record in that little mag you work for. http://tinyurl.com/sasha-on-grizzly I think most music reviews are tangential garbage but this one’s pretty good.

    Re: Sotomayor – Shouldn’t we be worried that she’ll bring that wildly biased ethnic female diabetic perspective of hers to our highest court?!? http://tinyurl.com/preach-it-dana
    Bah hah, love it.

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