Indie rock workhorse Spencer Krug is bringing his most medieval project, Sunset Rubdown, to Sonar next weekend. Sunset Rubdown headline the club stage Saturday, October 17, with New Villager opening the night.
Since 2006's Shut Up I Am Dreaming, the project has been creating complex art rock compositions that dabble in varieties of fabled landscapes and characters. The group continued on with Random Spirit Lover and this years's Dragonslayer, the LP in which this tour is in support of.
The sound is unique, yet easily recognizable if you're familiar with Wolf Parade, Krug's guitar driven powerhouse of a band. Sunset Rubdown is steeped in fantastical chivalry, and find's Krug beckoning stories of surreal imagery and mythical spirits. The result, is often epic anthems that are intricately woven and delivered with heart.
I've got a pair of tickets to give away to this one, so go ahead and send an email to email@example.com if you're interested. The show is October 17 at Sonar, and I'll pick a winner the day before for the two spots on the list. Peep the video for "Black Swan" below, off their most recent LP Dragonslayer.