Posted in music | pictures on March 25, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Department of Eagles

PopRally, the ongoing event series at MoMA and P.S.1, will host the world premiere of the video for No One Does It Like You (2009) by Department of Eagles, produced by the Directors Bureau, directed by Patrick Daughters and Marcel Dzama, and featuring costumes and sets designed by Dzama. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Daughters and Dzama moderated by MoMA assistant curator Sarah Suzuki, and a live performance by Department of Eagles.

Guests of this event will receive an exclusive limited-edition poster by Dzama.

The above description of last night's event at MoMA (3/24) should help you understand what is going on in the pictures below...

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Last week the band played a couple of shows in Austin for SXSW, including the same church one (the 4AD showcase) that Camera Obscura played...

"Department of Eagles took the stage (er, altar) without a lot of fuss, in direct contrast to their incredibly powerful concert -- their haunting songs filled the church (Lyle [Lovett] is right, the acoustics are pretty good), and created echoes and textures that sounded remarkably like their awesome second record, In Ear Park (which was Music Editor Jeremy Martin's top album of 2008, and should've made my list). Most impressive was Rossen's ability to loop his vocals in real time, creating a huge-sounding backing choir or Rossens. DOE also performed two brand-new songs that would fit right at home on Ear Park. With Grizzly Bear releasing Veckatimest soon, it might be a while until the next DOE release." [Chuck Kerr Blog]
Grizzly Bear leaves on tour in May.

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Comments (15)

MehMA

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 7:35 AM

the patrick daughters video was very meh. i was bored

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 9:02 AM

yeah 9:02, compared to your video, or even your daily life, that video must have been a complete snoozefest

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 9:06 AM

Veckatimest = Boner Jams '09

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 9:07 AM

youre a douche 9:06. my daily life is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 9:11 AM

Why did Patrick Daughters have a french accent? I thought he was from california?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 9:16 AM

hipsters love to say "meh".
it's like the mustache of words.

Posted by howdeepisyourV? | March 25, 2009 9:55 AM

Department of Eagles sounded great. But I wish they were allowed to play more songs. They should have just shown the video and let the band play, instead of having that extended (and at times painful) panel discussion. Visual artists don't always make great public speakers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 10:03 AM

the video was great. the follow-up interview was terrible. and daughters was in the hallway with a microphone doing this whole, "i'm in california and connected via speaker phone, and oh yeah, i have a french accent, and oh yeah, i'm a big star" thing, which was kinda funny at first, but that was how the whole interview went. so basically, we saw a cool video and then a concert but learned absolutely nothing of their creative process, which i kinda figured was the point of moma hosting such an event as opposed to say... webster hall. pretty much a letdown. on the other hand, there was a super fancy moma party next door that i walked into and got free whiskey, so that was cool!

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 10:18 AM

oh, dan and that shirt

Posted by lol | March 25, 2009 10:32 AM

The video was nice, Patrick Daughter's schtick was pointless but a LITTLE funny, and Department of Eagles were awesome. I liked them better than at Bowery a few months ago.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 11:13 AM

I liked the panel. I thought the Mill gang were extremely articulate and interesting. I would have liked to have heard more questions about the process of making the video from the Mill individuals.

I also really like the battle of the sex's portrayed thru the weird creatures and ghosts. Very cool stuff.

Posted by fanofmoma | March 25, 2009 11:40 AM

hey guys, that wasn't actually patrick daughters on the mic. it was spike jonze.

Posted by nope | March 25, 2009 11:41 AM

why was he there?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 12:24 PM

The fact that it was Spike Jonze actually makes it more annoying. But whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2009 12:34 PM

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