Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen will release his debut solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile on March 20th through Warp Records. Here’s a cut from that upcoming release:
From the very first few piano notes and chord changes you can tell it’s from the Grizzly Bear camp, although very quickly Rossen establishes the minimalist pace and tone. Things meander and wave until the last minute and a half, when the song blossoms with sparse vocal melodies, horns, and checkered percussion. More of a slight touch on this one, but still as deft as you’d expect.
Perhaps the EP should have been called Sea Legs… to quote Rossen about the release:
All the sudden, I had no idea what to do or what to make or anything… These songs were a way for me to figure that out again.