Grizzly Bear Drops ‘Mourning Sound’ – New Album Painted Ruins, Release Date + Tour Dates, Listen

Grizzly Bear just released another new track, “Mourning Sound,” which will appear on the group’s upcoming album, Painted Ruins available August 18, 2017 via RCA Records.

“We had a lot of fun making the record,” says guitarist/co-lead vocalist Daniel Rossen. “Even though there are serious themes we tried to keep the sound as light as possible. Maybe it’s a matter of being a little older and not assuming that there should be so much wrapped up in what we were doing.”

For all four members the results of the recording sessions were unexpected. Founding member Ed Droste points to ‘Mourning Sound’ and closing track ‘Sky Took Hold’. “That song was fleshed out in a very different way, then one day they added an ominous horn section that repeats and it changed the whole thing for me,” says Droste. “That’s what I love about working with them. They just have ideas I would never have, and vice versa. It’s a challenge to be in a democratic band with strong opinions but I also thank god because we get all these different creative ideas that don’t come naturally. It’s very much four people. It always has been. It always will for as long as we continue on. These are the three people who continually surprise me.”


1 Wasted Acres
2 Mourning Sound
3 Four Cypresses
4 Three Rings
5 Losing All Sense
6 Aquarian
7 Cut-Out
8 Glass Hillside
9 Neighbors
10 Systole
11 Sky Took Hold

The group recently dropped their first single, “Three Rings”, which can be heard at this location.

Chris Cantalini of Gorilla vs. Bear described “Three Rings” as an “emotionally intense jam that feels like a welcome nod to majestic, beloved Yellow House vibes while also signaling an adventurous and potentially more experimental sonic move by the group.”

Last month the band began releasing short teaser clips, featuring samples of new music, with each one being geo-tagged in a different location on their Instagram.

Grizzly Bear 2017 Tour Dates:

10-05 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10-06 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-08 Glasgow, England – O2 ABC
10-09 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
10-12 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
10-13 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
10-14 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
10-16 Paris, France – L’Olympia
11-01 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11-02 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11-03 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11-07 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11-09 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
11-12 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theater
11-14 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11-15 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
11-16 Miami, FL – The Fillmore
11-18 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital NOV 18 – NOV 19
11-26 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
11-27 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
11-28 Park Township, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
12-01 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
12-03 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12-07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre
12-08 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
12-09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
12-11 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
12-13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern