In Ear Park

Performers Department of Eagles

4AD | October 7, 2008 | Compact Disc

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Daniel Rossen actually recorded as Department of Eagles (with NYU roommate Fred Nicolaus) prior to joining early-2000s indie wunderkinds Grizzly Bear. The pair released the delicately lovely, if uneven, THE COLD NOISE in 2003. For its sophomore record two years afterward, the pair joined up with bassist/producer Chris Taylor and Grizzly Bear drummer Chris Bear in search of a fuller sound. The plan came together brilliantly: IN EAR PARK blends a piano bar conviviality with the kinetic chaos of an avant-garde jazz space for an elegant, rapturous record.
While the band enters with a drizzle of lightly swirling pianos on the melodic title track, it is just as liable to break into multi-chapter orchestral thunder, as on the complex "Around the Bay." Meanwhile, the spiraling, borderline-Vaudevillian "Teenagers" conjures up John Lennon at his most playfully lo-fi. While Rossen's vocals certainly possess a whiff of preciousness, there's a raging loneliness (… la Brian Wilson) behind his echoing whisper, an air of hovering storm clouds--a large part of what makes IN EAR PARK so compelling.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 7, 2008

Genre: Post Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: 4AD

UPC: 652637281828

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In Ear Park

Performers Department of Eagles

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 7, 2008

Genre: Post Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: 4AD

UPC: 652637281828


Title Track Time
1.In Ear Park --
2.No One Does It --
3.Phantom Other --
4.Teenagers --
5.Around The Bay --
6.Herring Bone --
7.Classical Records --
8.Waves Of Rye --
9.Therapy Car Noise --
10.Floating On The Lehigh --
11.Balmy Night --

Editorial Notes

Daniel Rossen actually recorded as Department of Eagles (with NYU roommate Fred Nicolaus) prior to joining early-2000s indie wunderkinds Grizzly Bear. The pair released the delicately lovely, if uneven, THE COLD NOISE in 2003. For its sophomore record two years afterward, the pair joined up with bassist/producer Chris Taylor and Grizzly Bear drummer Chris Bear in search of a fuller sound. The plan came together brilliantly: IN EAR PARK blends a piano bar conviviality with the kinetic chaos of an avant-garde jazz space for an elegant, rapturous record.
While the band enters with a drizzle of lightly swirling pianos on the melodic title track, it is just as liable to break into multi-chapter orchestral thunder, as on the complex "Around the Bay." Meanwhile, the spiraling, borderline-Vaudevillian "Teenagers" conjures up John Lennon at his most playfully lo-fi. While Rossen's vocals certainly possess a whiff of preciousness, there's a raging loneliness (… la Brian Wilson) behind his echoing whisper, an air of hovering storm clouds--a large part of what makes IN EAR PARK so compelling.
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