If Daniel Rossen’s name doesn’t sound familiar, his voice will. Daniel Rossen is one of the heads and leads singers behind Grizzly Bear. The songs have a huge airy grandness to them, like with Grizzly Bear, like being channeled in to a radio station from some era past. I can’t help but imagine that this is what Gatsby would listen to, it’s just that grand. Theres also a country tinge and I feel some grit to his songs. This album’s goes back and forth for me. I feel like some songs seem to be upfront with their elements and/or the layers, but it’s a pretty good album. The drums thud, the guitar rambles here and there, slide guitar does its thing, the bass rolls, all while Daniel sings in his own.
Reviewed by: Cameron Lamontagne on April 15th, 2012
RIYL: Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, the 1920’s, the Great Depression, Older Sounding Things