Chris was nice enough to give us sometime on the phone to discuss pederastic midget clowns, the Williamsburg hipster scene and the supposed temptations of the road.
The New Gay: This album seems to be a real departure from your last one. Chris Garneau: I’ve sort of made a decision to take a focus off myself.
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By the next spring, Craig Ferguson was growling out the name of the harmonious band with delight, followed by Conan O'Brien and David Letterman, the latter of whom brought the Grizzly crew back for a repeat performance this summer.
, debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard charts when it came out in May.
Not bad for a humble indie art-folk act that makes ambitiously, almost defiantly pretty music.
But in the last few years, a new subspecies hailing from Brooklyn has supplanted its furry namesake in the wilds of post-prime time TV.
The Grizzly Bear in question is a four-headed beast that creates gently psychedelic art pop.