Two Weeks (Grizzly Bear song)

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"Two Weeks"
Single by Grizzly Bear
from the album Veckatimest
Released June 1, 2009
Format 7"
Digital Download
Recorded 2008
Genre Indie rock, indie folk
Length 4:03
Label Warp
Producer(s) Chris Taylor
Grizzly Bear singles chronology
"Knife"
(2007)
"Two Weeks"
(2009)
"While You Wait for the Others"
(2009)

"Two Weeks" is a song by Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear, and the first single from the band's third studio album, Veckatimest. The song was released as a single on June 1, 2009. The song features backing vocals from Victoria Legrand, singer and organist for the dream pop duo, Beach House. The song was played live for the first time on Late Show with David Letterman in July 2008.[1]

Accolades[edit]

Pitchfork Media ranked "Two Weeks" at #162 in their Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s list.[2] It was also voted in at number 61 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2009.[3]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Two Weeks" was directed by Patrick Daughters. It features the band members sitting on an altar at an empty church, singing along to the song as slowly their heads and faces start to glow, then sparks fly from their heads and ultimately their heads catch fire as the video ends.

Use in TV & Radio[edit]

In 2013, TV catch up service "YouView" used this song for the TV and radio adverts which aired in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Two Weeks"   4:03
2. "Two Weeks (Fred Falke Radio Mix)"   3:57
3. "Two Weeks (Fred Falke Extended Mix)"   7:58

Featured[edit]

This song has featured in a number of adverts and TV shows, including:

  • A commercial for Expedition One Skateboards
  • An advertisement for YouView in the UK

The song is also sampled in the following songs:


  • Chiddy Bang featuring eLDee the Don - "Always (On My Grizzly)"
  • G-Eazy featuring Devon Baldwin - "Acting Up"
  • Jay Allen - "Two Weeks"
  • SoLo - "Can You Hear Me Now"
  • The Pro Letarians - "The Adventure"
  • Ground Up - "Feel Good Music"

Das Racist mentions the song in "Free Jazzamatazz." They claim about their own song, ironically, "this is the best song ever. Better than 'Juicy' [...] better than "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear. That's a pretty good song, right?" . A sample of the song's vocals was also covered by rapper Childish Gambino on his song "Bitch Look At me Now" .

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grizzly Bear Bring "Two Weeks" To Letterman". Stereogum. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s". Pitchfork Media. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown 2009". Retrieved 23 November 2011. 

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