Grizzly Bear just uploaded a new track to their YouTube page and announced a world tour. Sick, right? I was just wondering what these guys were up to…

Grizzly Bear - Sleeping Ute

Loving the tones coming out of that one; it’s a track with a rocking, almost math rock aesthetic and feel to the instrumental interludes. In fact, this track reminded me of something Tortoise would put out or something, and that could be an interesting direction for these sonic masterminds, but that was only the first half of the track. It quickly dissolves into a Grizzly Bear sorta vibe you may have recognized from their previous outputs. These guys will likely have a huge year and an even bigger 2013 based on these amazing 400 seconds of music.

Read on for the tour dates…

Grizzly Bear 2012 Tour Dates

August 28 Cambridge, Uk the Junction
August 29 Nottingham, Uk Albert Hall
August 31 Stradbally, Ireland Electric Picnic
September 01 Larmer Tree Gardens, Uk End of the Road Festival
September 16 Knoxville, Tn Tennessee Theater
September 17 Atlanta, Ga the Tabernacle
September 18 Nashville, Tn Ryman Auditorium
September 20 Washington, Dc 9:30 Club
September 21 Washington, Dc 9:30 Club
September 22 Boston, Ma Orpheum Theater
September 23 Montreal, Qc L’olympia
September 24 New York, Ny Radio City Music Hall
September 26 Toronto, on Massey Hall
September 28 Cincinnati, Oh Midpoint Music Festival
September 29 Champaign-Urbana, Il Pygmalion Music Festival
September 30 Chicago, Il Riviera Theatre
October 01 Minneapolis, Mn First Avenue
October 04 Portland, or Keller Auditorium
October 05 Seattle, Wa Paramount Theatre
October 06 Vancouver, Bc Commodore Ballroom
October 09 Oakland, Ca Fox Theater
October 10 Los Angeles, Ca Greek Theater
October 17 Gateshead, Uk the Sage Gateshead
October 18 Manchester, Uk Academy
October 20 Glasgow, Uk Barrowland Ballroom
October 21 Coventry, Uk Warwick Arts Centre
October 22 London, Uk Brixton Academy
October 26 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller
October 27 Stockholm, Sweden Berns Salonger
October 28 Copenhagen, Denmark Falconer Salen
October 30 Hamburg, Germany Uebel & Gefärlich
October 31 Berling, Germany Astra
November 02 Köln, Germany Essigfabrik
November 03 Paris, France Pitchfork Festival
November 04 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
November 05 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
November 20 Wellington, New Zealand Opera House
November 21 Auckland, New Zealand Bruce Mason