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Daniel Rossen On World Cafe | April 25, 2012

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By now, Daniel Rossen's name is synonymous with the kind of raggedy, whimsical, airy music he writes. A contributing songwriter and musician in Grizzly Bear, Rossen often saved his most personal compositions for his other band, Department of Eagles, which shares Grizzly Bear's roots in Rossen's undergraduate years at NYU. Both bands saw success, and Rossen continued to work in both projects. Over time, Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear began to overlap and blur together as members crisscrossed between bands. Still, even in this creative environment, Rossen needed another outlet.

With his first solo EP, Rossen found another channel for his music. On Silent Hour/Golden Mile, Rossen sounds nostalgic and distant, while also creating music that feels emotional and immediate. Silent Hour/Golden Mile is a short, sweet burst, as well as a tantalizing hint of what to expect from the upcoming Grizzly Bear album. On today's episode of World Cafe, Rossen discusses the process behind his EP and plays "Golden Mile" and "Saint Nothing" live. (link)

Live performances courtesy of WNYC's Soundcheck.



(( )) for interlude music
Grizzly Bear "Cheerleader" Veckatimest
Washed Out "Eyes Be Closed" Recorded Live for the World CafÈ
The Shins "Simple Song" Port of Morrow
Ben Howard "The Wolves" Every Kingdom
((Daniel Rossen "Golden Mile" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Daniel Rossen "Golden Mile" Recorded Live for the World CafÈ
Daniel Rossen "Saint Nothing" Recorded Live for the World CafÈ
((Daniel Rossen "Saint Nothing" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
The War On Drugs "Brothers" Slave Ambient
Delta Spirit "Bushwick Blue" History From Below
Dr. John "Revolution" Locked Down
Sean Kuti & Egypt 80 "The Good Leaf" From Africa With Fury: Rise
((Department Of Eagles "Waves Of Rye" In Ear Park))


The Wallflowers "One Headlight" Bringing Down the Horse
The Alabama Shakes "I Found You" The Alabama Shakes EP
Free "Little Bit of Love" Best of Free
Elvis Presley "Burnin' Love" Top Ten Hits
Diamond Rugs "Call Girl Blues" Diamond Rugs
Neil Young "Revolution Blues" On the Beach
((Bobby Long "Dirty Pond Songs" So Tear Me Up))
Jack White "Love Interruption" Blunderbuss
Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man" Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
Bonnie Raitt "Right Down the Line" Slipstream
Stealers Wheel "Stuck in the Middle With You" Super Hits of the 70s
((Sunsets "Change Comes Slow" Gold Dissolves To Gray))
Givers "Up, Up, Up" In Light
Mariachi El Bronx "48 Roses" Mariachi El Bronx
Beach House "Myth" Bloom
The Blue Nile "Stay" A Walk Across Rooftops
((Mayer Hawthorne "The Ills" A Strange Arrangement))