Knife (Grizzly Bear song)

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Grizzly Bear Knife.jpg
Single by Grizzly Bear
from the album Yellow House
B-side "Easier" (Alternate edit)
Released 2007
Format 7"
CD single
Genre Baroque pop, psychedelic pop
Length 5:14 (album version)
3:45 (single version)
Label Warp Records
Writer(s) Ed Droste, Christopher Bear,Chris Taylor
Producer(s) Chris Taylor
Grizzly Bear singles chronology
"On a Neck, On a Spit"
"Two Weeks"

"Knife" is a song by Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear, from the band's second studio album,Yellow House. The song was released as the first single on May 21, 2007.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Knife" was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch of Encyclopedia Pictura. It features the band members in the desert sun operating a machine, a bearded person and a creepy creature made of dust and rocks.

Daniel Rossen explained about the music video:

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Knife" 3:45
2. "Easier (Alternate edit)" 3:48


"Knife" was ranked #109 on Pitchfork Media's list of the top 500 tracks of the 2000s. Describing the song, reviewer Brian Howe wrote: "There are just a few words, inscribed in a lavish script on the harmonies; a handful of chords. But a whole host of sensations pour through them, and not just emotional ones: The guitars prickle and clutch; the refrains scale ear-popping altitudes. You can, it turns out, feel the knife."[2]


  1. ^ Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen Talks About The Knife Video. Ghost Media. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. ^ Pitchfork Staff. Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 200-101. Pitchfork Media. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2011.

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