Grizzly Bear Releases New Track, Announces Fourth Studio Album, World Tour (Audio)

The Brooklyn quartet's currently untitled effort drops Sept. 18, more than three year's after 2009's acclaimed "Veckatimest."
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In the interest of avoiding any hibernation jokes, let's just say that Grizzly Bear has returned.

The Brooklyn-based indie rockers, who have been in the studio for much of the year, dumped a slew of news Tuesday, firming up plans for their fourth album and a lengthy world tour. They'll follow up 2009's celebrated (and successful) Veckatimest on Sept. 18 with a yet-to-be-titled effort.

The 10-track album will arrive through Warp Records, and the complete track list (below) is already available. The first song has also hit the web, with "Sleeping Ute" streaming on the band's website and official YouTube page. At first listen, it's more reminiscent of earlier works on Yellow House and even Horn of Plenty than the radio-friendly Veckatimest. That album peaked at number eight on the Billboard charts. Lead single "Two Weeks" found its way into multiple TV series, films and even a Volkswagen commercial.

On the tour front, Grizzly Bear have solidified 39 dates on three continents. Kicking off Aug. 28 in the U.K., the band will play dates in New York (Sept. 24 at Radio City Music Hall) and Los Angeles (Oct. 10 at the Greek Theater) before heading abroad again. Tickets go on sale on June 6.

Listen to "Sleeping Ute" below and read on for full album track list and tour dates.

Album (Out Sept. 18)

1. Sleeping Ute
2. Speak In Rounds
3. Adelma
4. Yet Again
5. The Hunt
6. A Simple Answer
7. What's Wrong
8. gun-shy
9. Half Gate
10. Sun In Your Eyes

Tour Dates

Aug. 28: Cambridge, UK @The Junction
Aug. 29: Nottingham, UK @ Albert Hall
Aug. 31: Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Festival
Sept. 1: Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival at Larmer Tree Gardens
Sept. 16: Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
Sept. 17: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Sept. 18: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 20: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sept. 21: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sept. 22: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
Sept. 23: Montreal, QC @ Olympia de Montreal
Sept. 24: New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Sept. 26: Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Sept. 28: Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
Sept. 29: Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
Sept. 30: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Sept. 1: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept. 4: Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
Sept. 5: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Oct. 6: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 9: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Oct. 10: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
Oct.  17: Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
Oct. 18: Manchester, UK @ Academy
Oct. 20: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Oct. 21: Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
Oct. 22: London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Oct.  26: Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
Oct. 27: Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
Oct. 28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer
Oct. 30: Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel and Gefaehrlich
Oct. 31: Berlin, Germany @ Astra
Nov. 2: Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov. 1-3: Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
Nov. 4: Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
Nov. 5: Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
Nov.  20: Wellington, New Zealand @ Opera House
Nov. 21: Auckland, New Zealand @ Bruce Mason