The four members of this experimental rock outfit Grizzly Bear spent time alone after some extended touring behind 2009’s “Veckatimest.”
“There was a little need for a break, to breathe and feel like you’re not always moving,” said 34-year-old Edward Droste, singer and keyboard player for the Brooklyn-based band.
While band members Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor put out solo releases during the interim, Droste got married, took a honeymoon and, because he never stops thinking about music, started writing.
Those songs became the basis of the band’s fourth album, 2012’s “Shields,” which is purposely more lyric-driven. “These [words] are the most revealing,” he said. “I felt comfortable. They’re kind of vague, but to me they feel very specific.”
While Grizzly Bear began as a solo project for Droste, it has become collaborative. Rossen writes much of the music, including the non-University of Utah-related song “Sleeping Ute,” and sings.
“It never was my band,” Droste insisted. “I don’t feel comfortable being the only one alone onstage. If anything, I’m grateful for it.”
Youth Lagoon opens this installment of the Twilight Concert Series.
When • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Where • Pioneer Park, 400 W. 400 South, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $5 in advance at 24Tix, $5 at gate