Tuesday, February 16, 2010

sweet sounds: Grizzly Bear!

It's time for another swing into the sweet sounds of the spaces here at aloft Portland, and for this edition we have the rising folk-rock stars Grizzly Bear!

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Grizzly Bear are part of an increasing tide of indie folk rock to hit the mainstream airwaves as of late. Along with other talented groups (such as local stars Blitzen Trapper and Seattle's Fleet Foxes), Grizzly Bear has gotten their also-woodsy name out there and garnered wide acclaim in the process.

Some of that acclaim has been local, with noted radio DJ Greg Glover of 94.7 Alternative Portland selecting Grizzly Bear's album "Veckatimest" as one of this Top 40 albums of 2009, for his "left of the dial" Bottom Forty program.

Grizzly Bear puts in their "Two Weeks" here on a regular basis, with their Beach Boys-esque harmonic hit frequently catching the ear of our mix-and-minglers in re:mix and W XYZ. Also a favorite of our savvy mixologist Larry, Grizzly Bear represent some of the absolute latest of great to be hitting the music scene.

Check out their sounds streaming online for free at their official Myspace page, and keep your ears perked during your next stay for the next time they come on...