Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Throwback Tuesday :: Grizzly Bear - Colorado



Prior to Merriweather Post Pavillion’s release in 2009, the Animal Collective members had there own separate opinion of which song they wanted to conclude the album with. The debate was whether or not they wanted to end with a bang or a traditional closure. With them finally agreeing to end the album with a bang, it was concluded that Merriweather Post Paviliion was to reach the finish line with the in-your-face, confounded “Brother Sport.” Much like Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion, Grizzly Bear’s closure,“Colorado,” also ends with a boom. “Colorado” departs the listeners with an ominous sound that gradually transcends into a vociferous tune that inconspicuously diminishes into nothing more than a bass riff that leaves you hanging, confused and wanting more. To me, “Colorado” is the spotlight of Yellow House that portrays Ed Droste’s haunting voice, Chris Bear’s jazzy sway, Daniel Rossen’s clamorous guitar strikes, and Chris Taylor’s essential use of woodwind instruments. The song just doesn’t end with a bang, but leaves you with one question: Who the hell are these guys?

Grizzly Bear - Colorado

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