Grizzly Bear is back and better than ever with their new long player, Shields. The Brooklyn four-piece have made a successful career writing songs with complex melodies, unique time signatures and imaginative structures. Shields is no different, yet it feels more cohesive and accessible than anything they’ve done before. With songs shifting with casual precision, arrangements that are fluid and brave, and an honest, organic production — there’s a sense throughout that Grizzly Bear are on the cusp of a genuine breakthrough. Where they go next may prove even more intriguing. Link to band’s website? Make sure to add all Atahualpa Post Options and tags. Category posts for Medium Cool are now two: Groove and Medium Cool.