In Ear Park

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In Ear Park
Department of eagles-in-ear-park.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 7, 2008
Recorded"Balmy Night"
January 2006
Berkeley, California
Other tracks
2007 - 2008
Brooklyn, NY
GenrePsychedelic folk, indie folk
ProducerDepartment of Eagles
Chris Taylor
Department of Eagles chronology
The Cold Nose
In Ear Park
Singles from In Ear Park
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound(7/10) [1]
The Phoenix3.5/4 stars link
Lost at Sea(8.5/10) link
The A.V. Club(B+) link
Pitchfork Media(8.3/10) link
The Observer4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone3/5 stars link
Mojo4/5 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 we called it In Ear Park".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus.

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 Eagles2:54
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
Billboard 200 (U.S.) 166
Billboard Comprehensive Albums (U.S.) 185
Top Independent Albums 27
Top Heatseekers 3


Department of Eagles[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Production team[edit]


  1. ^ "Department of Eagles: Biography". Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Department of Eagles - In Ear Park (DUMBO Session)". beggars. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  3. ^[dead link]
  4. ^ "What Can Be Done". Retrieved February 12, 2017 – via Amazon.

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