Grizzly Bear at Pabst Theater
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Even as Grizzly Bear has evolved from midnight whispers to gorgeous sonic panorama to exquisitely crafted chamber pop, the band has always been about finesse more than power. When performing at an art museum once, rather than admonish the crowd to “make some noise,” the members praised their audience for being so quietly attentive—the better to appreciate every last meticulous detail. Delicate beauty and refined presentation still rule on the Brooklyn mainstay’s fourth album, Shields, but the balance is subtly shifting. On 2009’s Veckatimest, and especially on signature single “Two Weeks,” the band made an important transition: from sketches to songs, from impressionism to realism, from ghosts to creatures. On Shields, the creatures are back, this time with teeth.