Five Must Hear Grizzly Bear Remixes

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Next Tuesday, Grizzly Bear release their fourth album Shields and, as you may have gathered from streaming it, it’s a fantastic follow up to 2009’s Veckatimest. And while we find their mellow strumming and lush melodies always captivating, there’s more than a few folks out there that are keen on turning Grizzly Bear into something with a harder bite. Here’s five of our favorite remixes over the years that show the group in a new light.

1. “Knife (Girl Talk Remix)”

Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, is the master of unlikely combinations that work, but look awfully wonky on paper. Take his remix of Grizzly’s tender breakup song “Knife,” in which Droste croons backup to Slim Thug and Clipse’s “Wamp Wamp (What It Do)” and the refrain from Ying Yang Twins’ “Jigglin”: it’s not even laughable when Droste harmonizes over “ass jigglin’.”

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