Vodpod videos no longer available.These guys are a little too mellow for their own good, but the interview picks up after a bit and they even play a cool new song. Pretty excited to see them tomorrow night, even if it will be in a tightly packed bar with about 100 18 year olds.

2008 Favorite Albums

December 23, 2008

1. Department of Eagles:: In Ear Park

Could be the soundtrack to… The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Requisite youtube clip… The fantastic non-album track, 1997 (live).

Floating on the Lehigh

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Oh Yes

December 19, 2008

In Ear Park

July 9, 2008

Possibly the best news I’ve heard this month (and that’s counting getting hired), Department of Eagles has announced a release date (October 7th) for their long overdue second album. From their myspace page:

In Ear Park is a colorful and expansive album, an intimate and personal collection of songs; much of the material that Daniel brought to In Ear Park draws on memories from his childhood, especially those relating to his father, who passed away in 2007 and to whom the album is dedicated (the title track is a nickname for a park in Los Angeles that the two used to visit). Many of Fred’s contributions relate to similar themes of nostalgia and mortality, giving the album at times an elegiac feel.

I love the word elegiac. The title track definitely fits that description. It’s not as good as the previously released No One Does it Like You (which hopefully will be included on the album), but it’s growing on me.

In Ear Park (mp3)

No One Does It Like You (mp3)