Grizzly Bear, “Two Weeks”
Now that Covers Week has come to a close here at Rhombus, it’s back to the original stuff — and music doesn’t get a whole lot more original than Grizzly Bear. No one’s quite sure what genre these Brooklyn boys fit in, but whatever it is, it’s good. Blending folk rock with four-part harmonies, eclectic instrumentation and just a tinge of Radiohead-esque something-or-other (still can’t put my finger on it), Grizzly Bear is one of the best and most exciting acts in music. Following up their excellent 2006 debut album, Yellow House, with this year’s phenomenal Veckatimest, the band is positioned somewhere on every critic’s “Best Of” list, if not at the very top. “Two Weeks” is by far the most catchy and accessible of all the album’s tunes: it will steal your soul and refuse to give it back for weeks — in a good way. You’ll find this song and its escalating, wordless hook stuck in your head for days, and it’s a beautiful thing. This is what great music sounds like.
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