Department of Eagles

by alyssa bozekowski

Department of Eagles premiered their new Patrick Daughters and Marcel Dzama directed video for the single “No One Does It Like You” at the MoMA in March. I just love this video, the wispy ghosts, the colors and the quality is just spectacular. 

“DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES began in 2000, when New York University assigned freshmenFred Nicolaus and Daniel Rossen to share a room. To pass the time during an uneventful spring semester, the two began making music together, collecting samples and turning them into songs using pirated software and a microphone borrowed from their neighbor Chris Taylor (who, years later, would become Daniel’s bandmate in Grizzly Bear and DoE’s producer/engineer). Somewhat accidentally the group was discovered by a California label and the material recorded in this period was combined with later studio sessions to form Department of Eagles’ 2003 debut, The Cold Nose.. ”