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Grizzly Bear Releases Chill New Single, 'Mourning Sound'

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear released today the second single off its forthcoming album Painted Ruins, out August 18. The new song, "Mourning Sound," is an atmospheric guitar-driven jam, conceived by Brooklyn-based Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and Chris Taylor, who're the brains behind Grizzly Bear and best known for their 2009 single, "Two Weeks."

"Mourning Sound" follows Grizzly Bear's comeback single "Three Rings," which will appear on the band's follow-up to 2012's Shields. In addition to the new single, the New York band announced today a tour of North America and Europe to promote Painted Ruins

Related | Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij Thanks Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste for Helping Him Come Out

Frontman Droste has long been an outspoken advocative for the LGBTQ community, having openly married his husband Chad McPhail in 2011 and inspired fellow indie musicians to embrace their sexuality, including Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij.

Droste also penned a public essay to June's Pulse nightclub shooting, writing, "My love goes out to everyone in Orlando, but everyone world wide who has to struggle just to be gay."

 Listen to Grizzly Bear's "Mourning Sound," below. 

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