Shields: B-sides

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Shields: B-Sides
Compilation album by Grizzly Bear
Released November 11, 2013
Recorded 2011, Marfa, Texas
Genre Indie rock
Length 47:06
Label Warp
Grizzly Bear chronology
Shields: B-Sides
Singles from Shields
  1. "Will Calls"
    Released: September 17, 2013
  2. "Listen and Wait"
    Released: October 30, 2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 7/10 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10 stars[2]

Shields: B-Sides is a compilation mini-album by American indie rock band Grizzly Bear, released on November 11, 2013 on Warp Records. The release is available on 12" vinyl and on digital download, and features eight tracks, five of which were recorded during the same sessions that yielded the band's fourth studio album, Shields (2012). The tracks were also released simultaneously on an extended version of the full-length album, entitled Shields: Expanded.

Alongside the five original tracks, the release includes remixes from Lindstrøm (a track that originally featured on the Record Store Day Release 'Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear'), Liars and Nicolas Jaar.


The band announced the reissues on September 17 with a stream of "Will Calls",[3] one of 5 new tracks taken from the recording sessions for the 'Shields' album. This was followed by another track "Listen and Wait" on October 30.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Smothering Green"   6:31
2. "Taken Down" (Marfa Demo) 5:12
3. "Listen and Wait"   3:27
4. "Everyone I Know" (Marfa Demo) 2:21
5. "Will Calls" (Marfa Demo) 6:51
6. "Sleeping Ute" (Nicolas Jaar Remix) 7:49
7. "A Simple Answer" (Liars Remix) 7:59
8. "Gun-Shy" (Lindstrøm Remix) 6:56


Grizzly Bear[edit]

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Chris Taylor – producer, recording
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Ryan Gilligan – engineer
  • Yale Yng-Wong – assistant recording engineer
  • Jake Aron – assistant recording engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering



  1. ^ Sylvester, Daniel. "Grizzly Bear Shields: Expanded / Shields B-Sides". Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  2. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay. "'Grizzly Bear Shields: B-Sides'". Pitchfork,. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  3. ^ "'Shields: Expanded' and 'Shields: B-Sides' announced - listen to 'Will Calls (Marfa Demo)' now". Warp Records. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Grizzly Bear - 'Listen and Wait'". Warp Records. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 

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