As you all probably know already, Grizzly Bear's new album, Veckatimest, leaked, and is fantastic. A review will be up closer to the release date, but until then, the band has been previewing tracks for fans at a higher quality than the 128 kbps the leak appeared in. Ed Droste discusses everything in detail at his Twitter feed. Currently up for download/preview on various websites are album opener "Southern Point" and other standout, "Cheerleader". Now, these songs may appear to be some of Grizzly Bear's best work to-date, and they are, but the scary thing is that I could name at least three songs on the album better than both. For those who may not have gotten the hint already, I think Veckatimest is pretty legit.
Anyway- below is a link for "Cheerleader," (courtesy of Stereogum) and an Imeem preview for "Southern Point". Enjoy, and be sure to purchase Veckatimest, out May 26th via Warp.