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
Length 43:18
Label Warp
Producer Chris Taylor, Daniel Rossen
Grizzly Bear chronology
Yellow House
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters8/10 stars[3]
Robert Christgau(dud)[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]

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.

Track listing[edit]

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
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

Additional musicians

Recording personnel


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


Chart Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[6] 7
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[7] 14


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Friend - Grizzly Bear". AllMusic. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (November 6, 2007). "Grizzly Bear: Friend EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ Fiander, Matthew (November 25, 2007). "Grizzly Bear: Friend EP". PopMatters. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Grizzly Bear". Robert Christgau. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ Sheffield, Rob (December 13, 2007). "Grizzly Bear: Friend". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 7, 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Grizzly Bear - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Grizzly Bear - Tastemaker Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 

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