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November 4, 2007 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Grizzly Bear Knife
posted by vronsky (29 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
What the hell?
posted by puke & cry at 3:52 PM on November 4, 2007


I love Grizzly Bear, didn't know they even had videos... pretty cool!
posted by synaesthetichaze at 3:54 PM on November 4, 2007


Also, the youtube comments do not disappoint:

jayjay1112 (3 days ago)
if it was disturbing then don't watch it

Thanks jayjay.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 3:57 PM on November 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Whoa. Never heard this before, but both the original and the a capella versions of the song are lovely.

(Although it is a bit sad that no one's made a video set inside a Chuck E. Cheese.)
posted by maudlin at 4:01 PM on November 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Grizzly Bear Knife
posted by dazed_one at 4:29 PM on November 4, 2007


Gah, and you didn't like to the one of them singing it in the streets of Paris? :P
posted by patr1ck at 4:30 PM on November 4, 2007


Grisly: Worf in Galaxy Quest, as directed by Alfred KubinNSFW?
posted by cenoxo at 4:36 PM on November 4, 2007


I should point out that my initial comment was a reaction to that video, not the song or post. The song is actually quite nice.
posted by puke & cry at 5:19 PM on November 4, 2007


Really? Knife? That was probably my least favorite song on the album :( I guess I'm more of a Central and Remote kind of guy. Lovely a cappella versions, though.
posted by p3on at 5:21 PM on November 4, 2007


That's not a grizzly bear knife. This is a grizzly bear knife.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:22 PM on November 4, 2007


Beach Boys reincarnated?
posted by rmmcclay at 5:24 PM on November 4, 2007


I'm with patr1ck. The utterly charming video of them doing the song while wandering down some Parisian street is a treat.

They were scheduled to play Conan O'Brien on the 6th, and now I don't know if they will 'cause of the WGA strike thing. Who knows.

(PS: Go see these guys live if you get the chance. It's good shit.)

(PPS: Yellow House is one of the best records put out in 2006. You should check out.)

(PPPS: They should finally be done touring Yellow House, and be off to work on a new album. Yay!)

(PPPPS: Dude. Check out Ed's dog listening to Arcade Fire.)
posted by sparkletone at 5:33 PM on November 4, 2007


Also, Girl Talk's remix shouldn't be neglected.
posted by sparkletone at 5:34 PM on November 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


False advertising
posted by caddis at 5:47 PM on November 4, 2007


The songs are well produced, but these guys have a real tough time coming up with a compelling melody. But maybe they aren't trying to.
posted by mrhappy at 5:55 PM on November 4, 2007


If you like the original, you should watch the high(er) resolution version.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:15 PM on November 4, 2007


Here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:15 PM on November 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's not a grizzly bear knife. This is a grizzly bear knife.

That's not a grizzly bear knife, that's a grizzly bear spoon.
posted by ORthey at 6:29 PM on November 4, 2007


I see you're familiar with grizzly bear knifey grizzly bear spoony.
posted by mrnutty at 6:38 PM on November 4, 2007


This is awesome. Thanks, vronsky. You're doin' great.
posted by spec80 at 7:58 PM on November 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nice. Loved the acappella versions. Reminded me a bit of The Shins — Pink Bullet and similar to The Besnard Lakes— For Agent 13 or Disaster.
Yeah, someone mention Beach Boys¿ indeed, with a twist.
posted by alicesshoe at 8:20 PM on November 4, 2007


Neat, although I think the second and third link are the same group. I enjoyed the odd video, and then the a capella soothed me so I can forget the odd video and be able to get to sleep without dreaming of rockmen.
posted by Secretariat at 10:08 PM on November 4, 2007


Neat, although I think the second and third link are the same group.

Yep, both videos are the Carleton Singing Knights. One of seven a capella groups on campus (one group per 250 students!). They've been around since 1955. More info at campus organizations and Myspace.
posted by SemiSophos at 11:00 PM on November 4, 2007


I love the singing part that starts at about 1:25 in the original video which reminds me of the singing in prints - easy magic, another good tune worthy of some linkage.
posted by mnsc at 2:43 AM on November 5, 2007


neat song, but really. song inspired by doo wop done in doo wop style. not wicked exciting. Re-contextualizing music= +100 points. Restoring original context= +3 points?

now, tv on the radio's mr. grieves, THAT's some cool shit.
posted by es_de_bah at 4:33 AM on November 5, 2007


I saw them play Saturday night. Paul Simon (I'm told from show's organizer) was back stage. For the encore they played "Graceland" and a neat version of The Crystals "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)". There's a version of that cover at Daytrotter.
posted by yeti at 6:26 AM on November 5, 2007


You know, I first heard of Grizzly Bear here, over at Metafilter Music. That's a cool song to check out.
posted by micayetoca at 8:12 AM on November 5, 2007


Recently Grizzly Bear reworked an early song of theirs, Alligator, together with Beirut and Dirty Projectors. Left me speechless. (Listen to both at the 'gum.)
posted by progosk at 10:22 AM on November 5, 2007


There is an electro remix of this song done by Cansei de ser Sexy too, but I couldn't find it:(

M-B's hi-def link is way better. Has a lovely 3D quality. I posted and ran last night or I would have emailed cortex to switch it with the youtube version. I really can't understand with all the billions of dollars that youtube makes why their video quality and sound sync issues can't be fixed.
posted by vronsky at 2:02 PM on November 5, 2007


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