Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste shares his favorite new under-the-radar jams
Indie-rock mainstays Grizzly Bear release their fifth album, Painted Ruins, this Friday. But while they haven't released a full-length since 2012's Shields, the group has remained tapped into music's latest trends. Tastemaking frontman Ed Droste shared 10 of his favorite recent obscure cuts with EW — read on for his explanations and a Spotify playlist of the tunes.
serpentwithfeet, "Four Ethers"
"serpentwithfeet is joining us this fall on tour and we couldn't be more honored. He's making heart-wrenching and fresh music. A must!"
Sure Sure, "Friends"
"A local L.A. band I've followed for a bit who I think deserves more attention. This song is endlessly catchy!"
"The female half of MS MR is going solo. If this track is any indicator, [her new EP] is gonna be one hell of a pop-banger release!"
Thed Jewel, "Fuchsia"
"I was introduced to this rapper a few months back, and ‘Fuchsia' is firmly lodged into my brain. I cannot get enough."
Guise, "Weekend Relationship"
"I can only find one song by this singer-songwriter — I'm anxiously awaiting new material. Too good."
Suno Deko, "Swan Song"
"Suno Deko is creating ethereal, gorgeous songs. I predict great things for him."
Ingrid feat. Sevyn Streeter, "Flex"
"Solange introduced me to Ingrid years ago, and I've followed her career — she's opened for Beyoncé! So proud of her."
Cigarettes After Sex, "Each Time You Fall In Love"
"I discovered this song from a Spotify ‘you-might-like-this' playlist. I did, and now I'm sharing it with you — thanks, internet!"
"The former Tiny Hearts singer is about to release the most epic album. (I'm on this song.) Her voice is like no other."
T.Y.E, "Eternity / Real Eyes"
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Listen to a Spotify playlist of Droste's picks above.