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 nameChristopher Taylor
Also known asCANT
Born (1981-08-29) August 29, 1981 (age 38)
Seattle, Washington
InstrumentsVocals, bass, clarinet, flute, saxophone, keyboards, guitar, accordion
LabelsTerrible Records, Warp
Associated actsGrizzly Bear, CANT, Body Meat
WebsiteGrizzly 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]



  1. ^ NYU Alumni Magazine. Issue #13. Fall 2009
  2. ^ Greenwalk, David. "Interview / Grizzly Bear". Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Terrible Records". Archived from the original on 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
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