Grizzly Bear, the important rock band out of Brooklyn New York, released a new album today and before breakfast I had it loaded onto the Mac and the Ipod. An hour later I was in the car, and shortly after that I think it’s fair to say I was smitten. You can check out the Pitchfork review here. It’s a more muscular sound this time around, to my ear anyway, something a bit noisier, and I appreciate that. I’ve always found their music, until now, a bit languid and somehow a touch unapproachable, like a beautiful woman reading Virginia Woolf. Which is another way of saying, perhaps, that I felt a bit out of my league.