Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Sunset Rubdown

Once, Sunset Rubdown was Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade) all by himself. Now, it's him with Jordan Robson-Cramer (XY Lover), Michael Doerksen, and Camilla Wynne Ingr (Pony Up!). Sunset Rubdown started as a solo project of Spencer's home recordings. Canadian micro-indie Global Symphonic released the project's first album, Snake's Got A Leg, in June 2005 and a 5-song self-titled EP in January 2006.

On their new album, Shut Up I Am Dreaming, Sunset Rubdown has evolved into a full-fledged band effort, abandoning the idiosyncrasies of lo-fi solo work yet still eschewing the allure of a polished, glossy production. Along with his bandmates, Krug has transformed Sunset Rubdown into a force of nature and crafted an enormous record. Rough and expansive like a thunderstorm or the whole of a canyon, Shut Up I Am Dreaming rollicks and rages in broad, sweeping gestures and tiny messages. It rolls towards oblivion like a cathedral on wheels, a shaky blur of crumbling grandeur, a miracle or a wreck of color and divinity.

Prior to Wolf Parade, Krug played keyboards with Victoria, BC's sensational Frog Eyes. He will take double shifts as he reprises that role and leads Sunset Rubdown to support Frog Eyes on a month-long tour in May.

Sunset Rubdown - Daytrotter Sessions
Sunset Rubdown @ MySpace

Wolfmother - Wolfmother !!!
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium


Blogger Megara said...

I want the album from Wolfmother! they are really good...and also the new album from Thom Yorke!

5:01 AM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

The Eraser is brillant... I love electronic Radiohead! People should still buy it though...

1:00 PM  

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