Release Date: 19 July 2010
Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus, known collectively as DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES, have released relatively little music together, and their catalogue may seem a little schizophrenic. How did they develop from college room-mates goofing off with sampling software into the harbingers of an atmospheric and grandiose symphonic pop sound? “ARCHIVE 2003 – 2006”, comprising previously unreleased recordings by the pair, provides the missing piece in this process.
Waggish and at times breathtakingly intimate, this set showcases the development of Department of Eagles’ detailed approach to crafting sounds. “Archive 2003 – 2006” captures their song-writing at a few moments of critical development and provides the template for the ambitious, sprawling pop of their later accomplishments.