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July 21, 2009
2009 | Jagjaguwar
It’s a wonder Spencer Krug hasn’t run out of ideas yet. Over the past five years, the Montreal-based indie rock heavyweight has worked with four bands, written nine or so albums, and criss-crossed the country on innumerable tours. In the process, he’s made Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, and Sunset Rubdown household names – to kids who wear cardigans, at least. If anyone ever set up an AA-style support group for prolific songwriters who can’t stop writing and performing, you can be sure Krug would be seated in a semi-circle next to Robert P., Will O., and Ryan A.
But among all of the groups born of Krug’s creativity, Sunset Rubdown has always stood apart as his pet. Originally formed as an outlet for the complex ideas that didn’t fit within the simplified Wolf Parade formula, Sunset Rubdown has evolved into one of indie rock’s most uncompromising bands, writing songs that defy the genre’s conventions. The band’s songs explore snakes growing legs, wicked-winged things, and twentysomethings riding leopards, all the while weaving melodies around song structures that would give Geddy Lee a headache. Perhaps it’s fitting then that sometime between Snake’s Got a Leg and Random Spirit Lover, Sunset Rubdown became the most visible force in the fledgling indie prog genre.
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