I’m sure many of you are already familiar with Grizzly Bear, but I couldn’t resist featuring their new album Shields because it has totally consumed me. Every song. From the first note to the last. The whole thing is a melancholic slide into a new, colder season. It sounds like the feeling of chilly morning air on my face, the sad acceptance that the world moves on.
This will be in the running for album of the year.
I wish I could just feature every single song, but they just came out with the video for the first single “Yet Again”:
But my favorite song on the album is called “Half Gate” and if you see me sitting in my car crying it’s because this song came on and I had to pull over:
At the end of the line
It feels as if there’s no time at all
Nothing left to win
Every pleasure burned to the wind
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