Christopher Robert Bear (born July 19, 1982) is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist member of the Brooklyn-based indie-rock group Grizzly Bear.[1][2]

Christopher Bear
Birth nameChristopher Robert Bear
Born (1982-07-19) July 19, 1982 (age 41)
OriginWinfield, Illinois
Occupation(s)Drummer, percussionist, arranger, conductor
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion instrument, vocals, keyboards, xylophone, lap steel, glockenspiel
Years active2005–Present
LabelsWarp Records, Kanine Records, Music from Memory
WebsiteGrizzly Bear web site

Bear joined the group with singer Ed Droste for contributions on their first record, Horn of Plenty. He also contributed to Earl Greyhound's self-titled EP in 2004.[3] Bear worked with fellow Grizzly Bear bandmates Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor on Rossen's project Department of Eagles, contributing drums to their sophomore album, In Ear Park.

In addition to his continuing work with Grizzly Bear, Bear was briefly a member of Dirty Projectors. Bear continues developing his independent career most recently working on arranging soundtracks for the HBO series High Maintenance.[4] Bear has also performed live and recorded drums with the band Beach House, and contributed drums and percussion on 9 out of 15 tracks on the 2020 album Shore by Fleet Foxes.[5] Bear also records under his solo project Fools. He released his first solo album Fools' Harp Vol.1 in May 2020.[6] Bear would once again work with Grizzly Bear bandmate Daniel Rossen on his debut solo album, which he confirmed through his Instagram page in April 2021. Bear and Rossen also composed the music for the 2023 film Past Lives.

References edit

  1. ^ Love, Bret. "Biography: Grizzly Bear". Allmusic. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  2. ^ "Grizzly Bear: Shields". Pitchfork.
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Earl Greyhound". Allmusic. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "Grizzly Bear's Christopher Bear Scores HBO's "High Maintenance"". Pitchfork. September 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Grizzly Bear return: 'America has become toxic – it's palpable everywhere'". August 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Grizzly Bear's Christopher Bear Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares New Song". Pitchfork. April 10, 2020.