We'll readily admit we've been behind the curve on the whole Sunset Rubdown thing, but we got our first taste this evening listening to the track "Stadiums And Shrines II." The tune is majestic and desperate, with chiming keys and cascading guitar riffs. It's a whole lot like a psych-tinged and more guitar-heavy version of Wolf Parade -- that's no surprise since Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug is the man behind The Rubdown. What may be a surprise to some is that the quartet's forthcoming sophomore release Shut Up I Am Dreaming is apparently a markedly more produced affair, eschewing the lo-fi sound of the band's 2005 debut Snake's Got A Leg. "Stadiums And Shrines II" is the opening track on Shut Up I Am Dreaming, which streets May 2 on Absolutely Kosher. We're looking forward to it.
Sunset Rubdown -- "Stadiums And Shrines II" -- Shut Up I Am Dreaming
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