Album: Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest, (Warp)

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With the word-of-mouth buzz surrounding their first two albums still approaching its crescendo, the Brooklyn quartet resurface with a third which could see them do a Bon Iver or a Fleet Foxes.

Both of whom are, as it happens, not unhelpful reference points for Grizzly Bear's sound. Veckatimest (it's an island off the coast of Massachusetts) is a shamelessly retro experience. Ed Droste and his band specialise in country rock with a veneer of orchestral grandeur. Imagine CSN&Y for the ATP generation.