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Shields

Grizzly Bear
WARP
Grizzly Bear has been making languid a good thing since 2004. And though its latest effort is anything but a droning soundtrack for those unwilling to leave the couch, a certain slow, deliberate beauty still permeates throughout. The signature guitar flutter and piano twinkling is accentuated with jazzy interludes on “What’s Wrong” and full-out psychedelic pop glory on “A Simple Answer.” While the music is remarkably gorgeous, it’s also insular and heady — not the kind that calls for group listening. Bubbling in all directions, sometimes tricky to follow, Shields makes a case that these four Brooklynites just might have more creative folds in their brains than average humans. Several are upbeat, but Grizzly Bear hearken back to their debut with the unhurried pace of “The Hunt,” a remarkable case that the tortoise really is the winner.