The wonderful Brooklyn-based Grizzly Bear (and a Baked Beans favorite) have recorded a full band version of “Deep Blue Sea”, originally cut as a solo effort by Bear vocalist/guitarist Dan Rossen on their Friend EP. Still haunting, still dope. The newly-minted version is one of many stellar tracks on the HIV/AIDS charity compilation album Dark Was the Night, from the charity organization Red Hot. Everyone will find someone they love on this album, which features incredible indie rock names and great collaborations (Ben Gibbard/Feist, Dirty Projectors/David Byrne, Conor Oberst/Gillian Welch, etc.). Each day a new track from the album will be featured on MySpace, and today is Grizzly Bear. Check it out here.
I’m pretty geeked to see what Grizzly Bear does this year with a new LP on the way. Enjoy!
Dark Was the Night out 2/17 on 4AD.