If you haven’t heard of Department of Eagles– here’s the scoop: it’s Grizzly Bear‘s Daniel Rossen (guitarist/vocalist- you’d recognize his voice in their single “While You Wait for the Others”) and Rossen’s old college roommate Fred Nicolaus. They released the incredible In Ear Park in 2008.
Now that you’re excited, this duo is planning on releasing a new album, Archive 2003-2006, July 20. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Before releasing In Ear Park, Rossen and Nicolaus had written and scrapped at least an album’s worth of material. The Archive comprises that material.
To hear a great live performance (with Chris Taylor[bass] and Chris Bear[drums], also from Grizzly Bear) of their most notable song to date, “No One Does it Like You,” just click on the top video in The Connection over on the right.
Personally, I can’t wait for the new album. You?