Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear musician)

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Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor in Bristol Nov 2009.jpg
Performing in Bristol, November 2009
Background information
Birth name Christopher Taylor
Also known as CANT
Born (1981-08-29) August 29, 1981 (age 37)
Seattle, Washington
Instruments Vocals, bass, clarinet, flute, saxophone, keyboards, guitar, accordion
Labels Terrible Records, Warp
Associated acts Grizzly Bear, CANT, Body Meat
Website Grizzly Bear website

Christopher "Chris" Taylor (born August 29, 1981) is an American multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the bass guitarist, backing vocalist and producer of the Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear, with whom he has recorded four studio albums. Taylor also records solo material under the moniker CANT, releasing his debut album, Dreams Come True, in 2011.

Acting as Grizzly Bear's regular producer, Taylor has also produced albums for Dirty Projectors, Department of Eagles, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Twin Shadow, Kishi Bashi and The Morning Benders.


Born in Seattle, Washington, Taylor is a 2004 graduate of New York University,[1] and once worked in a coffee shop with TV on the Radio members Kyp Malone and David Sitek.[2]

He joined Grizzly Bear following their first release, Horn of Plenty (2004). His contributions to the band's sound since then have varied, and he has become the band's producer since their second album, Yellow House (2006). In live performances, Taylor frequently switches between playing the bass, clarinet, flute, saxophone and sometimes the accordion. He also contributes vocals on most songs.

CANT and Terrible Records[edit]

In mid-2009 Taylor founded Terrible Records with label partner Ethan Silverman.[3] He has also released his own solo material which (under the moniker CANT) on the label. His debut solo album, Dreams Come True, was released September 13, 2011.[4]