Democracy, Hype, and Hooters: An Interview with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear

1grizzlyFew bands can make music as unabashedly “pretty” as Grizzly Bear, but it may not have been until their latest album, the acclaimed (and album-of-the-year-in-waiting?) Shields, that the Brooklyn foursome truly put it all together. On this release, which dropped just last week, the band fully fused that prettiness with an emotional and lyrical depth that makes this not only their most challenging, but most rewarding album. In the midst of the outfit’s big tour, we rang up vocalist and Grizzly Bear founder Ed Droste to talk about the role of democracy in bands, the hype cycle, being on the Colbert Show, and how, yes, in fact there is a connection between him and the Hooters restaurant chain.

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