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Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”

Grizzly Bear is back with a new album this fall and the first track released off their fourth LP is the opener, “Sleeping Ute,” whose intricate melody gallops right out the gate. Its scattered thunder builds to a steady roar with the packed seamlessness that the band has filled out to the brim. Sounds swirl about in a storm, observed under the safety of some covering, but when Daniel Rossen’s porcelain vocals first confess “I can’t help myself,” the tune melts into a lullaby that at its end feels more like a veiled apology for what must come, finally, to an immediate end, like the song itself.

Their untitled ten-track follow-up to Veckatimest is out September 18 on Warp, but get your first taste below.