Back to the Yellow House
by Max Blau
After a false start in West Texas, Grizzly Bear returned to the yellow home of frontman Ed Droste’s mother in Cape Cod, Mass.—the makeshift studio for the Brooklyn band’s first album as a four-piece and inspiration for that album’s name Yellow House.
As long as Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor and Chris Bear have made music together, the idea of location has informed their creative process. It’s why they named their second and third albums after places that they strongly identified with (2009’s Veckatimest was named after a small uninhabited island near their Northeast American home away from home).