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The Cold Nose

Archive 2003-2006

In Ear Park (US Edition)

Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Years Active: 2001 - Present
Genres: Experimental Rock, Folktronica, Indie Rock

Department of Eagles is a band formed in 2000 by friends and New York University roommates Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Fred Nicolaus. The roommates created music from collected samples, assembled into songs and recorded with pirated recording software and a microphone borrowed from their neighbor, Chris Taylor, who later became Rossen's bandmate in Grizzly Bear, as well as Department of Eagles’ producer and recording engineer. Their name is a reference to artist Marcel Broodthaers' Institutional Critique. The duo's music combines folk, electronica and other influences. Initially, Rossen and Nicolaus planned on distributing their dorm room beats-and-samples album only among friends, b... Continue Bio >>

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