Ed Droste Promises "More Adventurous" Sounds on New Grizzly Bear Album

Ed Droste Promises 'More Adventurous' Sounds on New Grizzly Bear Album
It's been three years since Brooklyn indie rock explorers Grizzly Bear released their acclaimed fourth album Shields, and while they've kept us satiated with 20 dinners and a whole lot of B-sides, they're finally working on a proper follow-up.

Speaking with The Standard, the band's Ed Droste explained that the group — which now splits its members between Los Angeles and New York — are hard at work on the writing process for their fifth album. He also said that it's shaping up to be a fairly different-sounding release.

"We're feeling more adventurous with the sonic directions, changing it up a little bit — not like, a techno dance album…it's in the beginning stages," he said. "Only a couple songs have started to take shape and it's gotta be like, a good dozen or so before we get the picture."

That said, the bi-coastal split between the band's members is also causing some stress in the songwriting process. "I would be lying if I said it didn't cause great anxiety," Droste said. "When I'm stressed about it, I have to remember that every time we try to do a new album I have huge anxiety. Every time it's like, 'Woah, that was a crazy process, we have to do something different.'"

Stay tuned for more news on Grizzly Bear's forthcoming fifth album as it becomes available.