Friend (EP)

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Friend EP album cover.jpg
EP by Grizzly Bear
Released November 5, 2007
Recorded 2005-2007
Genre Indie folk, indie rock, psychedelic folk, folk rock, baroque pop
Length 43:18
Label Warp
Producer Chris Taylor, Daniel Rossen
Grizzly Bear chronology
Yellow House
(2006)Yellow House2006
Friend (EP)

Friend is an EP by the Brooklyn-based band Grizzly Bear, their first release following the critically acclaimed Yellow House. It was released on November 5, 2007 on Warp Records. The EP has tracks recorded during sessions for the Yellow House album, as well as covers of their songs by Band of Horses, CSS, and Atlas Sound.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork (8.5/10) link
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud) link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Alligator" (Choir version) 5:12
2. "He Hit Me" (cover of The Crystals) 4:21
3. "Little Brother" (Electric version) 6:29
4. "Shift" (Alternate version) 3:30
5. "Plans" (Terrible vs. Nonhorse: Sounds edit) 1:36
6. "Granny Diner" 4:46
7. "Knife" (covered by CSS) 3:14
8. "Plans" (covered by Band of Horses) 3:23
9. "Knife" (covered by Atlas Sound) 4:54
10. "Deep Blue Sea" (Cover of The Weavers, Daniel Rossen home recording) 5:49
11. "(untitled)" 0:04
12. "Easier (Recorded Live at KEXP, 16 February 2007)" (iTunes Store bonus track (US and Canada only)) 4:08
Total length: 43:18


Grizzly Bear[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Recording personnel[edit]


  • Ben Tousley - design
  • Amelia Bauer - photography and disc illustration
  • Josh Faught - "Friend" banner