Grizzly Bear Release a Song That Didn't -- But Should've -- Made It Onto Shields

by Max Kessler

On November 12, Grizzly Bear will be dropping two addenda to their acclaimed 2012 album Shields: Shields Expanded and Shields B-Sides. In anticipation of the release, Edward Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear put a previously unreleased track, "Will Calls" online. And it's better than any track on Shields. A little haunting, very beautiful, and tad James Blake-y, it's good enough to make you look past all the whole "A-list musicians trying to squeeze as much money as possible out of an album without releasing any truly new work" thing. Turns out we'll be downloading Shields B-Sides when the time comes.

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