Grizzly Bear last released an album in 2012, with 'Shields' continuing the band's path of continual progression.
"We’re feeling more adventurous with the sonic directions, changing it up a little bit—not, like, a techno dance album," he said. "It’s in the beginning stages. Only a couple songs have started to take shape and it’s gotta be like, a good dozen or so before we get the picture.”
The band are now split between two coasts: Ed Droste and Chris Taylor live in Los Angeles, while Christopher Bear and Daniel Rossen live in New York.
The experience is “more fractured” and caused a little anxiety within the band itself. "I would be lying if I said it didn’t cause great anxiety," he explains. "When I’m stressed about it, I have to remember that every time we try to do a new album I have huge anxiety. Every time it’s like, ‘Woah, that was a crazy process, we have to do something different.'"