Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming

I'm a pretty big Wolf Parade fan, so when I got the latest (although a year old now) Sunset Rubdown album in the post I was puuuretty pleased. Sunset Rubdown is the side project of Wolf Parade vocalist/songwriter/keyboardist Spencer Krugg, and has grown from a one-man experimental thing to a multi-album full band setup. Indeed their third LP Random Spirit Lover is on the way in October, which is pretty impressive considering Wolf Parade are still yet to announce another album!

So how does it differ from WP? Well those wonderfully idiosyncratic vocals are still there, yelping about like a deranged Dave Byrne. Music wise though it's more of a laidback groove-based venture than we generally get from Krugg's main band. There's a very fuzzy, homegrown feel to the production and for a side project the songwriting, although not as exciting and frantic, is still generaly at as high a quality as the songs on WP debut Apologies To The Queen Mary. Krugg really has become an interesting new voice (both literally and metaphorically!) on the indie scene in the last few years, and no doubt will go on to make stuff that's even better than what he's written so far. Until then, here's a few songs for you to test out...

Sunset Rubdown - They Took A Vote And Said No
Sunset Rubdown - I'm Sorry I Sang On Your Hands That Have Been In The Grave