Daniel Rossen

Dan Rossen has always been Grizzly Bear’s Earth element, a perfectly polar foil to Ed Droste’s more honey-dipped ethereality, and in this video he indulges that grounded, dusty, salt-of-the-earth vibe with a cover of folk standard “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me.” It’s a one-camera affair against a black backdrop and the levels are imperfect, and yet Rossen comes through perfectly. It’s a frame that suits him. Watch it at Vulture.

Oh also, Dan’s got a solo EP out and it’s great.

Comments (4)
  1. I love this. I wish every household in America would just come home in the evening and gather around a stereo and listen quietly to Daniel’s music. When the music faded out for the night they could all smile to each other and nod, Mother would sigh, Daddy would say “That’s nice. Yes… that’s nice…”, and they could all continue on to bed. This would be a better America and a fantastic world.

  2. i love his arrangements of these traditional folk tunes, especially his guitar work. he uses really unique guitar voicings , but never loses hold of the roots of the song.

  3. “Dan Rossen has always been Grizzly Bear’s Earth element, a perfectly polar foil to Ed Droste’s more honey-dipped ethereality”

    I love Stereogum’s writers.

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