Grizzly Bear Reveal Follow-up to 'Veckatimest'

Listen to 'Sleeping Ute' from as-yet-untitled fourth album

Chris Taylor, Daniel Rossen, and Edward Droste of Grizzly Bear perform at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
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June 5, 2012 3:00 PM ET

Grizzly Bear will release the follow-up to their 2009 breakthrough album Veckatimest on September 16th. The band have not revealed the title of the new album, but they have shared one song from the set. "Sleeping Ute," which you can hear below, is one of the Brooklyn quartet's most elaborate compositions to date, suggesting that this could be the group's most dramatic and ambitious record yet.

The track listing for Grizzly Bear's forthcoming album, their fourth, is as follows:

"Sleeping Ute"
"Speak in Round"
"Yet Again"
"The Hunt"
"A Simple Answer"
"What's Wrong"
"Half Gate"
"Sun in Your Eyes"

The band will play a handful of U.K. dates in August and will head out on a North American tour in September, kicking off with a gig in Knoxville, Tennessee on the day the album hits stores. The band's North American tour itinerary is below.

9/16 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
9/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
9/18 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
9/20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/21 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/22 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
9/23 - Montreal, QC @ Olympia de Montreal
9/24 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
9/26 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
9/28 - Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
9/29 - Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
9/30 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
10/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/4 - Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
10/5 - Seattle Washington @ Paramount Theatre
10/6 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/9 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater

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