Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste says band is working on ‘more adventurous’ new album

The group released their fourth album 'Shields' in 2012

Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear has spoken about how the band’s fifth album will sound, describing it as “more adventurous”.

The as­ yet unnamed fifth album has no expected release date, but recording it has been a more complicated process since half of the band are now living in Los Angeles whilst the other half are based in New York.

Speaking to The Standard about the new record, he revealed: “We’re feeling more adventurous with the sonic directions, changing it up a little bit – not like, a techno dance album… it’s in the beginning stages. Only a couple songs have started to take shape and it’s gotta be like, a good dozen or so before we get the picture.”


Opening up about how the geographical split has affected the band, Droste said: “I would be lying if I said it didn’t cause great anxiety. When I’m stressed about it, I have to remember that every time we try to do a new album I have huge anxiety. Every time it’s like, ‘Woah, that was a crazy process, we have to do something different.'”

Meanwhile, fellow bandmate Chris Taylor has just released his own cookbook, entitled ‘Twenty Dinners’.

Speaking about the cookbook, Taylor enthused: “It’s 20 dinners, fully coursed, all seasonally relevant.”

He continued: “I think a lot of people open a cookbook and they’re like, ‘Where do I start?’ And this is just like: ‘Make this dinner.’ It’s making cooking approachable for people in a different way. I love throwing dinner parties. I used to have a fire pit until I got the cops called on me.”

Grizzly Bear released their fourth album ‘Shields’ in 2012.

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