Grizzly Bear are back with details of their sixth album, following up 2012’s Shields along with new tour dates.
Grizzly Bear have been busy since the release of their last record, Shields, touring, supporting Bernie Sanders and recording a new album. Last month, the New Yorkers unveiled a new single, ‘Three Rings‘ and today, they premiered another new track, ‘Mourning Sound‘ on Zane Lowe’s radio show on Beats 1.
Not only have they now dropped two new songs from their upcoming album, they’ve also revealed the title of the record and it’s artwork. The album is called Painted Ruins and is expected to be released on August 18th, according to iTunes where it’s available to pre-order now.
The latest single from the forthcoming album, ‘Mourning Sound‘ is a hypnotic affair with a smooth beat and bass led seducing you into a trance. Then with layers of synths and gentle hooks, with a short but captivating instrumental in the final quarter too. It should become an instant favourite for Grizzly Bear fans.
Last performing live in 2016 when supporting senator, Bernie Sanders, the band haven’t toured extensively since 2013. That’s about to change with the ‘Two Weeks‘ outfit set to hit the road this October, kicking off in Dublin, Ireland and ending in LA, America.
We can expect to see Grizzly Bear appear in the north west when they come to Manchester for a night in the Albert Hall on October 6th. Other dates across the UK will see the band play in Glasgow and London before moving across to mainland Europe.
The full tracklisting for Painted Ruins is as follows:
- Wasted Acres
- Mourning Sound
- Four Cypresses
- Three Rings
- Losing All Sense
- Glass Hillsde
- Sky Took Hold
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