Silent Hour/Golden Mile

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Silent Hour / Golden Mile
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EP by Daniel Rossen
Released March 20, 2012
Recorded Various Rooms, New York City; Miner Street Studio, Philadelphia, 2010-2011
Genre Indie rock, Baroque pop
Length 23:07
Label Warp
Producer Daniel Rossen
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club A[2]
NME 8.0[3]
Pitchfork 8.0/10[4]

Silent Hour/Golden Mile is the debut solo EP by American indie rock musician Daniel Rossen, released on March 20, 2012 on Warp Records. The self-produced EP comprises tracks Rossen had initially written for Grizzly Bear's fourth studio album, Shields (2012).[5]

Background and recording[edit]

After extensive touring in support of Grizzly Bear's third studio album, Veckatimest (2009), the band undertook a six-month hiatus, with Daniel Rossen writing new material during the break.

Rossen ultimately decided to release a solo EP; a decision informed by the band's increasing collaborative nature. Rossen noted, "Recently the way it’s been feeling is that if I finish a song and the full form is there – the lyrics and an arrangement I’ve already decided on – that pretty much automatically means it’s something I should work on alone. It doesn’t really work well to force parts onto Grizzly Bear. [...] Grizzly Bear has become very collaborative, very collective. That’s kind of why [the] EP happened."[6]

The majority of the EP was recorded in New York City, with Rossen stating, "I didn’t fully move out of the city but I was spending the majority of my time in upstate New York, a lot of it in the winter. I recorded a lot of [Silent Hour/Golden Mile] in that space of time out there."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daniel Rossen.

No. Title Length
1. "Up on High" 3:56
2. "Silent Song" 4:42
3. "Return to Form" 5:23
4. "Saint Nothing" 4:50
5. "Golden Mile" 4:16
Total length: 23:07

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Recording personnel[edit]

Artwork[edit]

  • Amelia Bauer - artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Silent Hour / Golden Mile - Daniel Rossen | Allmusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  2. ^ O'Neal, Sean. "Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour / Golden Mile | The A.V. Club". theavclub.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Denney, Alex. "Daniel Rosson – Silent Hour/Golden Mile". NME. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay. "Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour / Golden Mile | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Hyden, Steven. "Opening Track: Daniel Rossen, Silent Hour / Golden Mile | The A.V. Club". theavclub.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Traynor, Cian. "The End of the Road? Grizzly Bear Interviewed". thequietus.com. Retrieved 22 September 2012.