While Ed Droste was catching ears as (mostly) one-man band Grizzly Bear with his Stereogum-beloved 2004 debut Horn Of Plenty, the other songwriting-half of present-day GB, Dan Rossen, was an album into an awesome project of his own: Department Of Eagles. Time passed, the Grizz expanded to a full-blown quartet and went on to release the everyone-beloved masterpiece Yellow House — but D.O.E., though occasionally inactive, is still one to watch.
In fact, Rossen and Department partner Fred Nicolaus are cooking up a slew of new tunes for the long-overdue follow-up to Whitey On The Moon UK (which they released back in ’03). Sorta goes without saying, but if you dig Grizzly Bear, you’re gonna love this track.
[Ice cream man not included.]
No album title or dates just yet, but be sure we’ll keep ya posted.