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  • Department Of Eagles Video Premiere @ MoMA, NYC 3/24/09 1
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Department Of Eagles

Last night at MoMA, Dan Rossen and Fred Nicolaus premiered their first video, for In Ear Park’s woozy standout “No One Does It Like You.” It was a PopRally event, the same performance series that has brought Sigur Rós and comedy short films to the museum in recent months. We sent Natasha Ryan to bring back images, and tapped the internet to bring back the video itself. They really went for it with the clip, depicting a battlefield populated with a battalion of short-skirted, masked, rifle-toting ballet dancers squaring off against a ghost-faced, marching troupe wielding bayonets and family portraits when in the infirmary. People die, ghosts arise, the dancing continues. Duh. After the crowd at MoMA sat through a Q&A with production team Directors Bureau, co-director/costume designer Marcel Dzama, and co-director Patrick Daughters, D.O.E. performed. If it all seems a bit ceremonious, that’s probably because the video deserves a bit more than a simple publicist email with html code for posting. Now for that publicist-provided html code:

In Ear Park is out via 4AD.

Comments (22)
  1. cool. it’s 1998 again and servers are too slow vor video stream.

  2. cool. it’s 1998 again and servers are too slow for a simple video stream.

  3. awesome  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 0

    This is all kinds of awesome

  4. lkjsdf  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 0

    OK! Old Guilds, Mustang bass, cute blonde — we’re in business! Well done Stereogum!

  5. lkjsdf  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 0

    The music’s a waste of tape. Nobody needs second-rate Arcade Fire, when first-rate Arcade Fire is third-rate garbage.

  6. william  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 0


  7. rrr  |   Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 0

    boring….why do you pay attention to lame musicians who are in their early 30′s that look like sad divorced father’s in their late 50′s???

  8. Great, just like everything else Dan Rossen puts his hands on.

  9. Why does that one soldier have an erection while he’s having his leg amputated?

  10. It’s a good video, but I think it could fit the music better. Not quite what I was expecting from a MoMa debut.

  11. suuuuch a fuuuuucking aaaaawesome video!! the ghosties are perfect for them. completely perfect.

  12. Really great video. So much better then alot of crap out there

  13. christian  |   Posted on Mar 26th, 2009 0

    wow i thought that was SO GOOD. and i hate 99% of the music videos out there. unless it’s puffy or missy elliott.

  14. cait  |   Posted on Mar 30th, 2009 0

    thanks for this stereogum but so upset right now that i had to miss this poprally…love ps1 and moma events!

  15. The exactly right amount of beauty and dancing ghosts.

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