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Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear Shares New Solo Song “Deerslayer”

12-inch Single Due Out on Record Store Day (April 21) via Warp

Apr 05, 2018 Daniel Rossen
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Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles has shared a new solo song, “Deerslayer.” It will be released as a 12-inch single on Record Store Day (April 21) via Warp, with the B-side being a cover of Golden Suits’ “You’re Crossing a River.” Listen to “Deerslayer” below.

In 2012 Rossen released the Silent Hour / Golden Mile EP via Warp. This is his first solo music since then.

Rossen had this to say about the A-side in a press release: “‘Deerslayer’ started as an imaginary dialogue with the hunters I constantly heard roaming around outside my place in upstate, NY. They were always heard but never seen, and a constant reminder that I didn’t really belong there. Stylistically this song doesn’t really fit with the rest of the material I am working with now, but it still feels true to the experience I had. So I’d like it to exist in the world, and record store day seems like a great opportunity to give it a special physical release.”

Rossen had this to say about the B-side: “‘You’re Crossing a River’ is a song by my old Dept. of Eagles bandmate, Fred Nicolaus, which he released as Golden Suits. I loved the lyric and Fred asked me to try a cover of it back when his last record came out. I tried to treat the song like I might have treated one of his tunes back in our Dept. of Eagles days, adding instrumental passages to mirror what’s going on in the lyric. If we were still making records together I would want to include this song.”

Grizzly Bear released a new album, Painted Ruins, last August via RCA. It was our Album of the Week and the band were on the cover of our summer 2017 print issue. In addition, Painted Ruins was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.

Read our 2017 cover story on Grizzly Bear and Painted Ruins.

Read our 2017 cover story bonus Q&A with Grizzly Bear.

Grizzly Bear Tour Dates:

5/26 - Sasquatch Festival - George, WA
6/16 - Hunter Center @ Mass Moca - North Adams, MA
6/18 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA*
6/19 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY*
6/20 - Celebrate Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY*
6/22 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA*
6/25 - PNC Pavilion - Cincinnati, OH*
6/26 - 9th Street Summerfest at Blue Note Outdoors - Columbia, MO*
6/30 - Surly Bewery - Minneapolis, MN*
9/23 - Hollywood Bowl - KCRW Series - Los Angeles, CA

* denotes co-headline w/ Spoon

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