The Mark of Excellence

Daniel Rossen

Silent Hour/Golden Mile

> > Mar 20 2012

Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour/Golden Mile
By Daniel SylvesterWhen Daniel Rossen became a member of Grizzly Bear, before the recording of Yellow House, the Brooklyn, NY psych-folkers' sound gained a great deal of weight, intimacy and romantic valour. The L.A.-bred vocalist/guitarist strays little from his Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles M.O. with Silent Hour/Golden Mile, his debut solo release. A modest five-song EP, from its pared-down arrangements to its monochromatic album cover, Silent Hour/Golden Mile is a surprisingly cohesive release that begs for repeat spins. Opener "Up on High" is the most representative of Rossen's sound, with its unravelling intros, rusty strumming and lovelorn vocals. "Silent Song" unfurls much like a George Harrison song, as Rossen rides a galloping rhythm, while "Return to Form," with its fractured picking, demonstrates just why Grizzly Bear are often described as "freak-folk." Daniel Rossen has been a valuable tool not only to Grizzly Bear's sound, but to the sound of 21st Century indie rock, a fact thoroughly demonstrated on Silent Hour/Golden Mile.
(Warp)
GET IT!
Pop & Rock RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Pop & Rock Highlights

This Week's Pop & Rock

Recent Pop & Rock

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Hey Rosetta! - 'Second Sight' (album stream)MUSIC / VIDEO: Hey Rosetta! 'Second Sight' (album stream)
  2. Die Mannequin - 'Neon Zero' (album stream)MUSIC / VIDEO: Die Mannequin 'Neon Zero' (album stream)
  3. Record Store Day Reveals Full List of 2014 Black Friday ExclusivesNEWS: Record Store Day Reveals Full List of 2014 Black Friday Exclusives

Latest Issue: Oct 14 Issue