Grizzly Bear announced via their official website today that their still-untitled follow-up to 2009’s brilliant Veckatimest will be released on September 18. They also posted a new track, ‘Sleeping Ute’, and announced a world tour which includes two New Zealand dates this November, marking their first visit to our shores. There is no official press release yet, but you can find the dates and venues below. ‘Sleeping Ute’ is an excellent, explosive new track from the Brooklyn outfit, once again challenging expectations and featuring wonderful guitar work from Daniel Rossen. I can’t wait for the new album, and incidentally, the Auckland date is just a couple of days before my birthday in case anyone is feeling generous?
Check out the New Zealand dates for Grizzly Bear’s 2012 tour below:
Tuesday 20th November, The Opera House, Wellington
Wednesday 21st November, Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
UPDATE: Tickets go on sale June 8 from Ticketmaster (Auckland) and Ticketek (Wellington).
Listen to ‘Sleeping Ute’ below, and check out the tracklist for Grizzly Bear’s upcoming album.
01 Sleeping Ute
02 Speak in Rounds
04 Yet Again
05 The Hunt
06 A Simple Answer
07 What’s Wrong
09 Half Gate
10 Sun in Your Eyes
For anyone new to Grizzly Bear, check out a selection of highlights from throughout their career below.