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It’s been a long time since we’ve heard or seen anything from Fleet Foxes, or their frontman, Robin Pecknold. I was beginning to get worried. But alas, earlier this week he made his return on live TV.

Pecknold, along with Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and drummer Neil Morgan, covered Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, who have been celebrating Pearl Jam all week long with other bands covering their songs, as well as Pearl Jam themselves playing. Read the rest of this entry »

Daniel Rossen – Not Coming Back

By Will Oliver, November 12th 2012

Daniel Rossen feels bad about not being home in New York considering all that has happened as of late. He said so in the description of a new song that he shared on soundcloud called “Not Coming Back”.

He wrote:

This one is from January 2011 around the same time as a few of the EP songs. it’s not exactly finished, the lyric is rough, but I still enjoy what it is and eventually this song lead to other tunes on the EP and on Shields that I’m happy with. It’s a wintery New York song to me, it reminds me of home. And at this particular moment I miss home, and I feel like I should be there after all that’s happened recently. So there it is.

The song definitely feels appropriate with all that is going on. Dan should definitely consider releasing this properly whether solo or with Grizzly Bear. It’s worthy.

[listen]: Daniel Rossen – Untitled (December 2009)

By Will Oliver, October 22nd 2012

Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen uploaded an old demo to soundcloud this weekend, adding:

Old song/demo. too old to work on anymore and won’t see the light of day in any other format

He has simply titled it “Untitled (December 2009). It’s a shame he won’t properly release it, as it’s a gem. But, at least we have it in our hands. Download it below.

[mp3]: Daniel Rossen – Untitled (December 2009)

[new]: Daniel Rossen – Saint Nothing

By Will Oliver, January 20th 2012 — with 1 comment

Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen is releasing a solo EP titled Silent Hour/Golden Mile. It will come out on Warp Records on March 20.

“Saint Nothing” is the first track made available from the EP. If you’re a fan of his intimate sparse moments of reflection on Grizzly Bear albums, then you’re going to love “Saint Nothing”.

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Back in January I was lucky enough to catch the NYC stop of The Gene Clark No Other Band’s tour when they played at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

It was a special evening, as I got to see such great talents such as Beach House, Robin Pecknold, Hamilton Leithauser, Daniel Rossen and more perform the wonderful songs off Gene Clark’s No Other.

It seems Pitchfork was there too as they captured the whole concert, minus the encore. So if you weren’t able to catch any of the performances, now is your chance to take the whole night in.

Find the show posted below.
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Gene Clark

Gene Clark’s (of The Byrds) 1974 album No Other was one of those albums that was initially a commercial failure, but went on to become a highly regarded cult classic. It’s so beloved that some members of prolific indie bands will come together to perform the entire album live on tour.

The band will include Alex Scally & Victoria Legrand of Beach House, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Iain Matthews (Plainsong/ Fairport Convention), and more.

The tour will take place late in January, and will bring them here in New York on January 25 at MHOW. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at noon (they’re on AMEX presale now).

Find the list of tour dates posted below.

Jan. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jan. 23 – Baltimore, MD – Floristree
Jan. 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jan. 25 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Grizzly Bear Cover JoJo’s Too Little Too Late

By Will Oliver, March 2nd 2009

Well first of all I should say Daniel Rossen of the amazing Grizzly Bear. He covered the teen pop stars’ (one hit wonder?) hit single “Too Little Too Late”. Of all bands I would have never suspected Grizzly Bear to cover this. Anyway on Feb 14th the band played a small show at the New Yorker Speakeasy. Daniel covered the song solo and I got a video for your viewing pleasure. Daniel manages to take a song way out of his genre and make it into something special. Once again here is more proof at why we all heart GB:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWDuAKvW1gg[/youtube]

[mp3] : Grizzly Bear – Too Little Too Late (JoJo Cover)

We All Want Someone’s Favorite Albums of 2008: #30-21

By Will Oliver, January 10th 2009 — with 4 comments

Alright so things are starting to get to the nitty gritty. We made it through # 50-41 yesterday, and earlier today we got #40-31. Now we got the great albums that I thoroughly enjoyed in 2008 but just fell short of making my top 20. Don’t worry these albums have something for everyone! Check them out below:

#30. The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely

I became a big fan of Jack White’s side project The Raconteurs after their awesome album “Broken Boy Soldiers” and a great live show. This time around they surprised us with a new album out of no where, and it wasn’t really a departure or anything but it was what I wanted. Some great Jack White rock songs, smart written Brendan Benson songs, and a combo of both. This band can really incorporate all of their different style and create on hell of a sound. Their live show is one that will change your opinion on the band, they bring it down live. As long as we still got the White Stripes and The Raconteurs the music world will be a better place!

[mp3] : The Raconteurs – Salute Your Solution

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