Daniel Raphael Rossen (born August 5, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the indie rock band Grizzly Bear.

Daniel Rossen
Rossen performing in 2014
Rossen performing in 2014
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Raphael Rossen
Born (1982-08-05) August 5, 1982 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active2000–present
Member of

Rossen is also a member of Department of Eagles, and released a solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile, in 2012. His debut solo studio album, You Belong There, was released in 2022.

Early life edit

Originally from Los Angeles, Rossen moved to attend New York University. Rossen is the grandchild of filmmaker Robert Rossen.[1][2]

Career edit

As a student at university, Rossen formed Department of Eagles with roommate Fred Nicolaus in 2001. The duo then released two 7" singles and an album, The Whitey on the Moon UK, on Isota Records.[3]

Rossen concurrently went on to join Grizzly Bear in 2005. He joined the group for their second album, Yellow House.[4]

Department of Eagles released their second record In Ear Park in October 2008. The album featured fellow Grizzly Bear bandmates Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear of Grizzly Bear, with Taylor co-producing. The album was dedicated to Rossen's late father, with whom Rossen shared memories of going to the titular park.[5]

In 2012, Rossen released a solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile. Rossen would embark on a belated tour for the EP in 2014 due to commitments to Grizzly Bear's fourth album, Shields, released the same year as the EP. Rossen released the 12" single Deerslayer for Record Store Day 2018, though the song has been in circulation since his 2014 solo tour,[6] and was quietly released in 2017 via his website.[7]

In 2019, Rossen would tease songs for a potential debut solo album on his Instagram page. Again in 2021, Rossen continued to tease work on the album through Instagram, with Christopher Bear confirming his involvement via his own Instagram.

Rossen in 2020 performed an untitled song for Vote Ready, a livestream concert, which featured music from Bear, though also in a solo performance. Rossen appeared on the fourth Fleet Foxes album, Shore, contributing to its penultimate track, once again with Bear who contributed drums and percussion to all but five tracks of the album.[8]

On January 20, 2022, Rossen announced his debut solo album You Belong There, released on April 8, 2022, supported by a solo tour of North America and Europe.[9] Rossen and Bear also composed the music for the 2023 film Past Lives.[10]

Discography edit

Solo edit

Studio albums

Live albums

  • Live in Pioneertown & Santa Fe (2023)



  • "Deerslayer" (2018 exclusive single for Record Store Day)

With Grizzly Bear edit

With Department of Eagles edit

References edit

  1. ^ Marchese, David (2009-05-22). "Grizzly Bear: Soap Opera | SPIN | Profiles | Spotlight". SPIN. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  2. ^ Rossen, Carol Eve (2019). Mother Goose Drank Scotch: An American Journey: Robert Rossen in the weeds of family and movies and Hollywood Marxism. Independently Published. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-73129-069-4.
  3. ^ "EAR FARM :: music information helps grow ears: Department of Eagles - EAR FARM talks with Daniel Rossen". Earfarm.blogspot.com. 2007-11-23. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  4. ^ "Grizzly Bear Interview - An Interview with Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear". Altmusic.about.com. 2009-05-08. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  5. ^ ""Department of Eagles - In Ear Park (DUMBO Session)"". YouTube. September 22, 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-02-26.
  6. ^ "WARP". warp.net. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  7. ^ "DANIEL ROSSEN". 2017-10-06. Archived from the original on 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  8. ^ "Fleet Foxes - Shore - Artist Statement | Press". Anti Records. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  9. ^ "Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. 20 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  10. ^ "Grizzly Bear Members Reunite For 'Past Lives' Soundtrack: Hear Two Songs". Stereogum. 2023-05-17. Retrieved 2023-08-01.