Friday, February 24, 2006

Oh Baby, Mother Me Before You Eat Me

After realeasing an EP and a full length last year from his other band Wolf Parade and already releasing an EP this year under the moniker Sunset Rubdown, you'd think Spencer Krug would've settled down for a little bit. But no, he has still found time to put together a whole bunch of home recordings, infact, enough for a proper full length.

Spencer has brought together Jordan Robson Cramer, Mike Doerksen, and Camilla Wynn Ingr to make music that, though in the past has sounded more like lo-fi experimentation, feels very much more matured and realized now. Being hailed as "a force of nature" and "enormous," the album which is to be titled Shut Up I Am Dreaming will be released on May 2nd on Absolutely Kosher Records.

[MP3]: Sunset Rubdown :: Us Ones In Between
This song combines everything I love about Spencer Krug, the ridiculously genious lyrics, piano, drone, and of course that awesome piccolo. It starts out as just sparse piano and Spencer's vocals, but then it turns into something pretty unexpected, a Sunset Rubdowny version of Joy Division. Now, it doesn't actually turn into a Joy Division song, but man if that reverb-laden drum dirge doesn't make me wanna sing "She Lost Control." This comparison is not a downfall though, bacause paired with lyrics like "so when you eat me /Mother and baby / oh baby, mother me before you eat me" it ultimately makes the song much more affecting than any Sunset Rubdown track I've heard thus far.

Matt did an interview with Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide and I highly suggest reading it if you haven't, it's a very interesting read.

You MUST listen to the Research track that StG posted, as he said, it's really marvelous.
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