Department Of Eagles

Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus

Also known as Dept. Of Eagles‎

Short biography of Department Of Eagles: Fred Nicolaus and Daniel Rossen met in 2000, when they were assigned as each other's roommates during their freshman year at New York University. During their spring semester, they began experimenting with samples, recording software and guitars, making music with the atmospheric sweep of symphonic and electronic pop and the intimacy of folk. Initially, Rossen and Nicolaus intended their music to be heard just by their friends, but California indie label Isota Records released the duo's debut EP, Mo' Tussin, in 2002 and The Noam Chomsky Spring Break EP the following year. Those EPs, plus some extra studio records, were compiled to make The Whitney on the Moon UK LP, which Isota also issued in 2003. However, upon discovering a San Francisco band also with the name the Whitey on the Moon, Rossen and Nicolaus changed their project's name to Department of eagles, and the album's name was changed to The Cold Nose and issued in the UK by Melodic in 2005 and reissued in the US with four bonus tracks by American Dust in 2007. Meanwhile, in 2004, Rossen joined Grizzly Bear in time to contribute tracks to their breakthrough album, 2006's Yellow House; that year, Department of Eagles' odds-and-ends EP A Johnny Glaze Christmas: Classical Snatches and Samples a Go-Go was released. During that time, Rossen and Nicolaus continued to work on tracks, gathering enough material for an album by late 2007. Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and Christopher bear, as well as bassist Nat Baldwin, joined Rossen and Nicolaus for the sessions, which were completed in spring 2008. The resulting album, In Ear Park, was inspired by Rossen's late father and released by 4AD that fall. The odds-and-ends collection Archive 2003-2006, which included tracks from their aborted sophomore album and pieces that were later used by Grizzly Bear, arrived in 2010.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Department Of Eagles - The Whitey On The Moon UK LP The Whitey On The Moon UK LP 13
mp3, CD
2003-10-21
2 Department Of Eagles - The Cold Nose The Cold Nose 13
mp3, CD
2005-11-28 Melodic
3 Department Of Eagles - Romo-Goth Romo-Goth 4
mp3, CD
2006-08-28 Melodic
4 Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park In Ear Park 11
mp3, CD
2008-10-07 4AD
5 Department Of Eagles - No One Does It Like You No One Does It Like You 2
mp3, CD
2008-10-00 4AD
6 Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park In Ear Park 11
mp3, CD
2008 4AD
7 Department Of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 Archive 2003-2006 11
mp3, CD
2010-07-20 American Dust
8 Department Of Eagles - The Cold Nose The Cold Nose 17
mp3, CD
2007-07-31 American Dust
9 Department Of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 Archive 2003-2006 24
mp3, CD
2010 American Dust
10 Department Of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 Archive 2003-2006 11
mp3, CD
2010 Bella Union
11 Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park In Ear Park 11
mp3, CD
2008 4AD
12 Department Of Eagles - Isota Records Isota Records 11
mp3, CD
2010 Bella Union
13 Department Of Eagles - Sailing By Night Sailing By Night 2
mp3, CD
2006-09-25 Melodic

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