Feature Song | Grizzly Bear | Neighbors

Grizzly Bear sits back on their throne with “Neighbors,” the fourth release from their upcoming album “Painted Ruins.”

Neighbors, a beautifully intricate song with the band’s signature lucid guitar work, is a strong-yet-delicate reminder that the members of Grizzly Bear are seasoned masters at what they do, and that is to stun their listeners and leave them breathless with a radiant kind of sound.

Almost five minutes long, the track is a relaxed caravan of sound, as if the guitars, the frenetic drum work, and Ed Roste’s voice cradle the listeners to a happy hunting ground. It showcases the band’s signature sound: pleasingly dramatic, soft, and complex at the same time.

Pre-order the anticipated album, due for a release on August 18.

Listen to “Neighbors” below, and watch the stunning video while you’re at it:


Camille Banzon is the music editor of The Violet Wave. After years of covering music festivals, concerts and reviewing albums, she decided to move to a tropical surf island, where she runs a hostel and lives off of coconuts, bikinis, and streaming. Her work on music writing can be seen on FHM Philippines, Pacifiqa, Coconuts Manila, 8list, and Amplify.ph. She likes groovy basslines, clean waves, and stinky cheese.

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