Thursday, December 4, 2008
Posted by Kim - Affairs of Living at 9:45 AM
I know this week's post is supposed to be for a whole album - I will post that yet this week, I promise! But this is a supplemental post I meant to put up a few weeks ago - it was almost done, so I couldn't help but post it. And besides, I've been a slacker and haven't posted in a couple weeks, so I owe ya'll a post or three. Stay tuned for another post - it will be in keeping with the developing theme of high school albums of choice...and it will be doozy, I promise.
Moving on...I'm in love with Department of Eagles. I haven't felt this strong a reaction to a band in a long time. I've found my winter romance.
Department of Eagles is a Brooklyn-based duo, Dan Rossen of Grizzly Bear fame and Fred Nicolaus. According the band's website, the two were freshman year roommates at NYU, and started making music and collecting sound snippets. In 2003, they released their debut album The Cold Nose. Dan went on to join the band Grizzly Bear, and Fred got a job. But the two continued making music together, and just released In Ear Park in October.
THis song rocks. The whole album rocks. Reminiscent of Grizzly Bear (for obvious reasons), with some Dr. Dog moments and some very poppy Beatles moments as well. And a lot of something all their own. Love it, love it!
I meant to post this a few weeks ago, and I've been playing the album constantly since then. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. My favorite new find of the year, bar none. Thanks to my friend Chris for introducing me.
Click HERE to link to their media page on their website, and check out this tune and others!
Want more? Check out...
*the always satisfying Blogotheque (http://www.blogotheque.net/article.php3?id_article=3604)
*their sweet session on Daytrotter (FREE DOWNLOADS, FRIENDS!!!! http://www.daytrotter.com/article/1459/department-of-eagles).
*their myspace ( http://www.myspace.com/deptofeagles )
*their website (http://www.departmentofeagles.com/)