In Ear Park

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In Ear Park
Studio album by Department of Eagles
Released October 7, 2008
Recorded "Balmy Night"
January 2006
Berkeley, California
Other tracks
2007 - 2008
Brooklyn, NY
Genre Psych folk
Indie folk
Length 42:18
Label 4AD
Producer Department of Eagles
Chris Taylor
Department of Eagles chronology
The Cold Nose
(2003)
In Ear Park
(2008)
Singles from In Ear Park
  1. "No One Does It Like You / Too Little Too Late"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (7/10) [1]
The Phoenix 3.5/4 stars link
Lost at Sea (8.5/10) link
The A.V. Club (B+) link
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10) link
The Observer 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Mojo 4/5 stars

In Ear Park is the second album by Department of Eagles. It was released by 4AD on October 7, 2008. The inspiration for the album is noted to come from Daniel Rossen's childhood experiences, most notably memories of those related to his father. The album is dedicated to his father, who died in 2007.[1] In an interview for a 4AD DUMBO Session, Rossen reflected on the inspiration for the title of the album, quoting, "It was a nickname for a park that I used to go to with my dad, when I was a kid, and there was an interactive statue that looked like a giant ear...so we called it In Ear Park".[2]

Tracklisting[edit]

All songs written and composed by Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus

No. Title Notes Length
1. "In Ear Park"     4:02
2. "No One Does It Like You"     3:56
3. "Phantom Other"     4:40
4. "Teenagers"     3:06
5. "Around the Bay"     5:07
6. "Herringbone"     3:18
7. "Classical Records"     2:49
8. "Waves of Rye"     4:24
9. "Therapy Car Noise"     1:50
10. "Floating on the Lehigh"     6:06
11. "Balmy Night"   produced and mixed by Department of Eagles 2:54
12. "Vague Entitled"   (Borders bonus track)[3] 1:33
13. "Green Rocky Road"   (iTunes bonus track) 2:21
14. "What Can Be Done"   (Amazon bonus track)[4] 1:53

Published by Ear Park Music, BMI, 2008

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard 200 (U.S.) 166
Billboard Comprehensive Albums (U.S.) 185
Top Independent Albums 27
Top Heatseekers 3

Personnel[edit]

Department of Eagles[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Production team[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is from the Department of Eagles Website.
  2. ^ From the 4AD DUMBO Session Interview.
  3. ^ http://www.doe-bonus.com/
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/What-Can-Done-Exclusive-Track/dp/B001GEOHJE

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