Daniel Rossen - "Silent Hour/Golden Mile"
Having written some of the most critically-acclaimed music of the last several years as part of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Daniel Rossen is sharing a brand new collection of wholly personal songs on his debut solo release Silent Hour/Golden Mile. It is an output from a musician you know, yet reveals the core you might not know he had.
Rossen recorded almost all of Silent Hour / Golden Mile himself in rehearsal rooms and small spaces across New York City. He did, however, enlist the help of Scott Hirsch's lap steel and horn arrangements from Ian Davis and Kris Nolte; the closing track's propulsive drums come courtesy of Dr. Dog's Eric Slick.
Upon first sitting down to write these songs, Rossen had thought they might simply be demos for a new Grizzly Bear album or themes he'd soon forget. But late in 2011, these tunes started to feel for Rossen like a unified declaration - about unease with the world around you, about indeterminacy in your own life, and the ability somehow to navigate both.
1. Up On High
2. Silent Song
3. Return To Form
4. Saint Nothing
5. Golden Mile