Ah, Grizzly Bear, how we have missed you. “Sleeping Ute” is the opening track from the band’s follow up to 2009’s Vecktameist, and it is a wild ride through crashing cymbals and intricate guitar playing which leads to a calmer finale. Grizzly Bear are eccentrics, and this leans towards the more experimental side of things, while remaining captivating throughout all the peaks and troughs of its 5 minute playing time. The currently untitled album will be released September 18th on Warp – tour dates for the rest of the year and the album’s tracklisting are below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Sleeping Ute”
02 “Speak In Rounds”
03 “Adelma”
04 “Yet Again”
05 “The Hunt”
06 “A Simple Answer”
07 “What’s Wrong”
08 “gun-shy”
09 “Half Gate”
10 “Sun In Your Eyes”

ON TOUR:
08/28 – Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
08/29 – Nottingham, UK @ Albert Hall
08/31 – Stradbally, Ireland (Electric Picnic Festival)
09/01 – Salisbury, UK (End of the Road Festival at Larmer Tree Gardens)
09/16 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
09/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
09/18 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
09/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/22 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
09/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
09/25 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
09/26 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
09/28 – Cincinnati, OH (MidPoint Music Festival)
09/29 – Champaign, IL (Pygmalion Music Festival)
09/30 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
10/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/04 – Seattle Washington @ Paramount Theatre
10/05 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/08 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/17 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
10/18 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
10/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
10/21 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
10/22 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
10/26 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
10/27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
10/28 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer
10/30 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel and Gefaehrlich
10/31 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
11/2 – Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
11/1-3 – Paris, France (Pitchfork Festival)
11/04 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
11/05 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
11/20 – Wellington, New Zealand @ Opera House
11/21 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Bruce Mason

(Stereogum)