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It’s not to say that the Album Of The Week selection for this second week of September has always been a foregone conclusion. This slate on September 18th is actually full of great efforts by a broad set of worthy artists, all situated in the upper echelon of their respective niches — see the laptop-enabled… More »

No secret we’ve been excited about this one for awhile. And as the band blogged, it’s no secret that a transcode of the album is burning up torrent sites a bit earlier than anticipated. On the other hand, between live shows and television appearances, the wait for a Yellow House followup’s seemed interminable, Grizzly Bear’… More »

At some point last summer, after hearing the amazing job Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor did producing Dirty Projector’s Rise Above — we’ve been impressed, variously, with the way he’s producing around the strengths and attributes of his artists — we asked him what else he had coming up. Of course and as we know, there’… More »

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What Grizzly Bear’s Been Up To Since Veckatimest

Yesterday, Grizzly Bear kicked off their new album cycle with "Sleeping Ute," a tempestuous Rossen-penned gem that the comment section wanted to marry. ("I do!"…
Amrit Singh | June 6, 2012 - 9:55 am

Watch Daniel Rossen Cover “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me”

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 indulge…
Amrit Singh | March 23, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Daniel Rossen – “Silent Song”

Daniel Rossen, the man behind many of Grizzly Bear and Department Of Eagles' finest moments, and the child prodigy behind this insanely delightful Elvis impression,…
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Family Band – “Again”

Grizzly Bear's Dan Rossen produces this MP3 from BTW Family Band, recorded for Weathervane and WXPN's Shaking Through series of one-day song-recording documentaries. (Previously: Twin
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Indie Rockers Before They Were Famous

After watching the recently unearthed footage of Arcade Fire playing a house party in 2002 and a 17-year-old Robin Pecknold covering Radiohead and Simon &am…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Watch Lil’ Dan Rossen’s Elvis Impression

If Ezra Koenig's impression of a dorm room YouTube Dave Matthews balladeer wasn't on point enough, try this perfect rendering of Elvis by Grizzly Bear…
Amrit Singh | February 14, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Dan Rossen Covers Judee Sill

California folk singer (and the first person signed to David Geffen's Asylum label) Judee Sill died of a drug overdose in 1979 at the age…
brandon | June 16, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Wendy Rossen’s Indie Corner

Turns out Grizzly Dan’s mom loves her indie rock. Drowned In Sound has a sampling of Wendy’s emails to Daniel over the years about Beirut,…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Dan Rossen Covers JoJo For The New Yorker

Well, it was actually for Ed Droste's birthday, but he performed it as part of the New Yorker's "Love Is Strange" Speakeasy event this past…
brandon | April 15, 2009 - 5:15 pm

New Department Of Eagles Video – “No One Does It Like You”

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."…
Amrit Singh | March 25, 2009 - 1:12 pm

New Grizzly Bear – “Deep Blue Sea”

Continuing the daily track-by-track unveiling of the Dressner brothers’ Dark Was The Night charity comp, today’s tune is a reworked studio version of Grizzly’s “Dee…
Amrit Singh | January 19, 2009 - 10:08 am

Department Of Daytrotters

Fred and Dan recorded a few tracks for Daytrotter, including a few from In Ear Park and two unreleased cuts, “What Is Your Deal?” and…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2008 - 1:40 pm

New Department Of Eagles Live Video – “Herring Bone” (DUMBO Session)

Dan Rossen Month continues with another cut from the Department Of Eagles DUMBO session that brought us the unreleased "1997," featuring Dan and Fred alone…
Amrit Singh | October 10, 2008 - 11:44 am

Department Of Eagles And Grizzly Bear Promise They All Still Love Each Other

Earlier this week the New York Times raised a few eyebrows with their profile on Dan Rossen's Department Of Eagles project. It's not surprising to…
Amrit Singh | October 8, 2008 - 5:52 pm

Department Of Eagles Make Their Live Debut On Conan

Not like live television debut, I mean like they had never before played as a band in public until last night, when they did so…
Amrit Singh | October 2, 2008 - 1:22 pm

New Department Of Eagles – “1997” (New Song, Stereogum Premiere)

It took Grizzly Bear's Dan Rossen and his non-Grizzly songwriting partner Fred Nicolaus a good five years to sculpt their second full-length In Ear Park.
Amrit Singh | September 29, 2008 - 4:50 pm

New Department Of Eagles – “No One Does It Like You” (Album Version)

It's been a year and a half since Dan Rossen and his longtime songwriting partner Fred Nicolaus dropped us a demo of "No One Doe…
Amrit Singh | August 20, 2008 - 9:57 am

New Department Of Eagles – “In Ear Park”

Last April we got an unexpected and entirely welcome glimpse at the then-dormant Dan Rossen project Department Of Eagles, when Rossen's songwriting partner and fellow…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2008 - 10:10 am