Department of Eagles - The Cold Nose CD
This release features four additional bonus tracks culled from the same sessions that produced the tracks on the original album.
Originally released in 2003 on Isota Records and originally titled The Whitey On The Moon UK LP (the title being an homage to the band's former name), the album sounded like nothing else at the time. No one had ever heard such distinctive, experimental, beat-driven montages laid next to such exquisitely structured pop songs before, all laced with playful and witty undercurrents. Imagine the Radiohead, Randy Newman, Underworld, and Ween accidentally booking the same studio time, maybe due to some clerical error, and you get the idea.
Daniel Rossen, who sings most of the Department of Eagles’ songs and plays most of the stringed instruments on the album, is currently one of the main songwriters and vocalists for the highly acclaimed Warp Records act Grizzly Bear. He and Fred released In Ear Park, the follow-up to their stellar debut, in 2008.
1. On Glaze
2. Sailing By Night
3. Noam Chomsky Spring Break 2002
4. The Piano In The Bathtub
6. Gravity's Greatest Victory/Rex Snorted Coke
7. Origin Of Love
8. Family Romance
9. Forty Dollar Rug
10. We Have To Respect Each Other
11. The Curious Butterfly Realizes He Is Beautiful
12. The Horse You Ride
13. Ghost In Summer Clothes
14. Dinner For Two (Bonus Track)
15. Day School/Rooster (Bonus Track)
16. Mining For Gold/Payoff (Bonus Track)
17. Ghost In Summer Clothes [demo] (Bonus Track)