With Grizzly Bear seemingly on indefinite hiatus, it brings us great joy to report that Daniel Rossen will be releasing his debut solo album, You Belong There, on April 8 through Warp.
While Rossen is largely limited to guitar and vocals in The Griz, for his solo album he bought an upright bass and cello, as well as some woodwinds, and performed almost all the parts on You Belong There. Grizzly Bear drummer Chris Bear does make a guest appearance on the track “Tangle”. It was written in his new desert home in Santa Fe.
The first song to be shared from the record is “Shadow In The Frame”, a quicksilver folk number that scampers along with Rossen’s rich and romantic vocal atop. Along the way, ribbons of woodwind and strings are wreathed in, while the percussion gets more technical and energetic – but never overwhelms the song. There’s an impressionistic, immersive quality to Rossen’s writing, which is enhanced by the detailed instrumentation – and “Shadow In The Frame” is an exciting entry point to his world.
Daniel Rossen’s You Belong There arrives on April 8 through Warp (pre-order/save). He’s also plotted some tour dates in both Europe and South America:
Mar 27th | Austin, TX – Antone’s Mar 30th | New Orleans, LA – Toulouse Theatre Apr 1st | Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse Apr 2nd | Nashville, TN – Exit/in Apr 3rd | Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel Apr 5th | Washington, DC – Miracle Theatre Apr 6th | Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts Apr 8th | Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom Apr 9th | Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made Apr 11th | Montreal, QC – Le Ministere Apr 12th | Toronto, ON – Great Hall Apr 14th | Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall Apr 15th | Minneapolis, MN – Icehouse May 7th | Hamburg, DE – Kulturkirche Altona May 8th | Berlin, DE – Passionskirche May 10th | Munich, DE – Freiheitshalle May 11th | Zurich, CH – Bogen F May 12th | Turin, IT – Circolo della Musica May 14th | Paris, FR – Le Café de la Danse May 15th | Amsterdam, NL – Het Zonnehuis May 16th | Cologne, DE – Kulturkirche Köln May 17th | Ghent, BE – Handelsbeurs May 19 – Leeds, UK – Left Bank May 20th | London – UK, Union Chapel May 23rd | Dublin, IE – Pepper Canister May 25th | Glasgow, UK – St Luke’s Jun 9th | San Diego, CA – Casbah Jun 10th | Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex Jun 11th | Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s Jun 14th | Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library Jun 15th | San Francisco, CA – The Chapel Jun 17th | Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge Jun 18th | Seattle, WA – Neumos Jun 19th | Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret