Grizzly Bear Perform First Concert in Two Years at Bernie Sanders Rally
After announcing their return from hiatus, Grizzly Bear performed their first concert in two years at a Bernie Sanders rally in Brooklyn on Sunday (April 17).
The band brought their ethereal harmonies to Prospect Park to open for the Democratic presidential candidate ahead of the New York primary on Tuesday. They treated those in attendance to catalog classics “Two Weeks,” “Knife” and “While You Wait for Others.” (The band cleverly modified "Knife"'s lyrics from “can’t you feel the knife” to “can’t you feel the Bern?”) Check out clips of all three performances at the bottom of the page. Michael Stipe, who also recently introduced Sanders, was present for the rally and posed for a photo with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste. That can be seen below, too.
Grizzly Bear last released Shields in 2012. They plan to head into the studio in May to record the follow-up, and they have “tons of songs” ready for when they do.