Posted in music | pictures on October 7, 2008

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles played their first full show at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night (Oct 6, 2008). Nat Baldwin (ex-Dirty Projectors) opened the show and played as a DoE band member along with core members Fred Nicolaus and Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and additional band members (as seen on Conan a few days earlier) Angel Deredoorian (current-Dirty Projectors) and drummer Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear). Christopher Bear is not to be confused with Chris Taylor, the (blonde, other Chris) Grizzly Bear member who produced the Grizzly Bear albums (past and future), Dirty Projectors, and the new Department of Eagles album In Ear Park (that was released today and got Best New Music on P4K).

For a first show, it was a great show. The five songs they played as a full band were my favorites and the song Fred sang by himself was an unexpected highlight and crowd favorite, though not as much of a crowd favorite as "No One Does It Like You" which Dan then told the crowd was their only pop song aka we're all suckers for pop songs. DoE play a shorter show at Town Hall tonight (Oct 7). Paul Simon is also on the bill. More pictures and the setlist from last night below...

Department of Eagles

Nat Baldwin...

Nat Baldwin

Nat Baldwin

Nat Baldwin

Nat Baldwin

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles...

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles

DoE setlist

Waves of Rye (full band)
Phantom Other (full band)
Around the Bay (full band)
1997 (unreleased)
Balmy Night (w/ banjo) (Jimmy Jong)
What is Your Deal
Sailing By Night
No One Does It Like You (full band)
In Ear Park (full band)
Untitled (Fred sang solo)
Too Little Too Late (Jo Jo cover) (dedicated to Ed)
If You'd Forgive Me (also dedicated to Ed)

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Comments (19)

great pics

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 10:46 AM

how's the venue?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 10:54 AM

damn should have hit up this show

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 11:12 AM

venue is awesome. members of the National, Zach Condon (Beirut) and Sondre Lerche were all in attendance as well.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 11:14 AM

this was such a great show. really rad new venue, never seen it before. i liked it a lot. LOVED that banjo jam.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 11:44 AM

Word

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 11:56 AM

beautiful venue, amazing show.

Posted by grace6697 | October 7, 2008 12:05 PM

venue really is great. I should have mentioned that.

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 7, 2008 12:11 PM

Yerp.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 12:13 PM

it may just be me, but of the clips ive seen, conan and some other one, these guys bore the hell outta me, and i like grizzly bear...bell house looks nice though.

Posted by josh | October 7, 2008 12:34 PM

bell house was really nice. great beer selection!
i liked freds solo song (and voice as a lead singer better!!) he should do more songs for sure. overall the show was good but lacked a certain energy? but no harsh judgements since it was their first. im excited to see how this band develops

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 12:55 PM

great show. love the venue!! looking forward to going back sat night for liam finn.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 12:59 PM

Will have a few songs off my bootleg up by tonight on my blog:

http://www.oneforthegooddays.com

Posted by jason | October 7, 2008 1:02 PM

yeah we gotta remember it was a first show, but yes it was clear it was very rehearsed, lacked a little heart, but sounded good. I preferred the band songs to the solo songs. It was fun though, had a rotating cast of characters and a variety show appeal to it. Wasn't mind blowing, but enjoyable.


Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 1:09 PM


Angel is the cutest

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 3:58 PM

i was thoroughly impressed. they are my favorite right now by farrrrrrrr!!! bell house is very nice as well. great sound, atmosphere.

Posted by caleb | October 7, 2008 4:44 PM

I thought the whole cast of gossip girl was in attendance.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 5:21 PM

great show. The venue is really nice, BTW, the sound was pretty good. It has a warm feel.

Posted by Edd | October 9, 2008 3:41 PM

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