Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
NME.COM feature on Grizzly Bear - Yellow House album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 04 September 2006
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- Central and Remote
- Little Brother
- On a Neck, On a Spit
To be granted access to Grizzly Bear’s demos and cast-offs on this new edition of fourth album ‘Shields’ naturally adds to the magic
- Nov 15, 2013
Pop Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 23
- Oct 5, 2012
Jangly '70s guitar that's just a bit boring
- Sep 21, 2012
Hear demo version of 'Will Calls' now
The festival had been postponed from May to November, but has now been pulled entirely
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs day of the event will still take place in May
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House: Wikipedia Album Entry
Yellow House is the second album by Grizzly Bear. It was released by Warp Records on September 5, 2006.
The album received mass critical acclaim from several important publications. It ranked #8 in Pitchfork Media's best albums of 2006 list, as well as a similarly high placement in the same list of the New York Times. The music webzine Tiny Mix Tapes ranked Yellow House #7 on the Top 25 Albums of 2006.
The first single, Knife, was only released on 7" picture disc vinyl with the exclusive B-side Easier (Alternate Edit) on May 21, 2007. A music video for "Knife" was produced by Encyclopedia Pictura in 2007. A music video for Central and Remote, directed by Jesse Ewles, was also released in 2007.
Reprise, Little Brother, "On a Neck, On a Spit," and Easier are used as background music on several of Adult Swim's bumps. "On a Neck, On a Spit" was featured on The CW show Reaper.
Writing and recording process
Many of the demos for the album were what the band refers to as "sketches," done by mostly singer/guitarists Daniel Rossen and Ed Droste. Marla itself is actually a song written by Droste's great aunt, a failed musician. As he explained in an interview with Pitchfork Media:
Well, the whole "Marla" story of my great aunt being this failed musician that dies at an early age in the 1940s was, basically, I got this CD a few years ago from the last remaining sibling of hers, who had finally decided to transfer this stuff to disc. For me, this was the one song. Much in the way that I kind look at the Owner of a Lonely Heart thing-- even though that was just myself-- and see this melancholic, slower edge that I heard in it. Not that it was exactly the same because this was obviously the four of us working on it, but I took the song and said, "Look everybody, I'm not sure how we'll do this, but it will be really cool if we slowed it down and tried to give it our own spin." Luckily, everyone was really into it, but it was very much a blank page for a few days.
The album title Yellow House is in reference to vocalist Ed Droste's mother's house where a majority of the recording took place. As Horn Of Plenty was a solo effort by Droste, this record is truly the band's 'debut' as features all members contributing to the writing and production of the album. Recordings took place throughout July 2005 and then, according to the band, went through much post-production and mastering which took around six or seven months.
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9/10 - Kevchino
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