Grizzly Bear have announced an expanded version of last year's 'Shields' LP (lest we forget, you've got to keep chasing that paper one way or another as a band these days). Today they've primed the release – which will feature a slew of B-sides, remixes and demoes – by sharing album offcut Will Calls.
A demo take recorded in the West Texan desert city of Marfa, it feels noticeably understated compared to their more thoroughly thought-out works of late – with chilly, spacious verses collapsing into rugged and racey choruses. It's a welcome return to the more lo-fi feel of earlier albums, especially for a fan who still isn't convinced if they've ever really topped Knife or On A Neck, On A Spit.
Warp will release 'Shields: Expanded' on the 12th November 2013.