Daniel Rossen

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Daniel Rossen
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Rossen performing at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in April 2014
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Rossen
Born (1982-08-05) August 5, 1982 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, US
GenresIndie rock, Baroque pop
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, banjo, cello, bass guitar, drums
LabelsWarp, 4AD
Associated actsGrizzly Bear, Department of Eagles

Daniel Raphael Rossen (born August 5, 1982) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the indie rock band Grizzly Bear, with whom he has recorded four studio albums. Rossen is also a member of Department of Eagles, and released a solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile, in 2012.


Originally from Los Angeles, Rossen moved to attend New York University. As a student at the 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. About Department of Eagles early recordings, Rossen explains:[1]

Rossen concurrently went on to join Grizzly Bear in 2005. He joined the group for their second album, Yellow House. On joining Grizzly Bear, Rossen notes:[2]

Department of Eagles released their second record In Ear Park in October 2008. The album featured Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear of Grizzly Bear, and was dedicated to Rossen's late father.

In 2012, Rossen released a solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile.




Rossen is the grandchild of film director Robert Rossen, who directed the Oscar-winning Paul Newman drama The Hustler, and the original All the King's Men.[3]

Rossen is expecting a child with his wife, as of 2018.


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Grizzly Bear Interview - An Interview with Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear". Altmusic.about.com. 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  3. ^ Marchese, David (2009-05-22). "Grizzly Bear: Soap Opera | SPIN | Profiles | Spotlight". SPIN. Retrieved 2013-07-04.