|Birth name||Christopher Robert Bear|
|Born||July 19, 1982|
|Occupation(s)||Drummer, percussionist, arranger, conductor|
|Instrument(s)||Drums, percussion instrument, vocals, keyboards, xylophone, lap steel, glockenspiel|
|Labels||Warp Records, Kanine Records, Music from Memory|
|Website||Grizzly 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. 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. 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. Bear also records under his solo project Fools. He released his first solo album Fools' Harp Vol.1 in May 2020. 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.
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- "Grizzly Bear's Christopher Bear Scores HBO's "High Maintenance"". Pitchfork. September 20, 2016.
- "Grizzly Bear return: 'America has become toxic – it's palpable everywhere'". TheGuardian.com. August 18, 2017.
- "Grizzly Bear's Christopher Bear Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares New Song". Pitchfork. April 10, 2020.