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

Chris Bear
Birth nameChristopher Robert Bear
Born (1982-07-19) July 19, 1982 (age 37)
OriginWinfield, Illinois
InstrumentsDrums, percussion instrument, vocals, keyboards, xylophone, lap steel, glockenspiel
Years active2005-Present
LabelsWarp Records, Kanine Records
Associated actsGrizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Beach House
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]

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.[5]


  1. ^ Love, Bret. "Biography: Grizzly Bear". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
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  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Earl Greyhound". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
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