Daniel Rossen: “Golden Mile”

We’ve been patiently waiting to rave about “Golden Mile — the closing/half-title track on Daniel Rossen’s debut solo EP — for a few months now (as only unofficial streams were making their way around the web), but this week it has become officially available to preview. While I wasn’t going to namedrop legendary recordings from the early 1970s and late ’60s that spring to mind upon hearing this excellent 5-song set, now that the A.V. Club mentioned George Harrison in their review I’m relieved to know we’re not the only one feeling a strong All Things Must Pass vibe here. Give the whole thing a spin below. Every song is memorable, but yeah: that closing cut’s compressed drum cymbals, Harrison-esque slide-guitar work, and rousing arrangement might make for one of the best tracks of the year so far.