The Content has a huge man-crush on Spencer Krug. His howling warble of a voice and consistently beautiful and wretched prose has stolen our hearts. He basically had us from “I got a number” and he has continued to leave us with gift upon gift of some of the most excellent and gratifying songwriting to appear in the last few years. We have called him one of the new songwriters of our generation and we wouldn’t be surprised if even more people started to take notice of his abilities outside of the Wolf Parade clan.
Last summer we had the opportunity to head out to the Pitchfork Festival where Sunset Rubdown took center stage for the festivals opening events. It was a momentous occasion not because the band was able to display the fruits of frequently playing together but because of the unveiling of new songs into the Sunset Rubdown catalog. We have been waiting to hear some of those songs again and finally had our chance this past week as the band played with Xiu Xiu at the Troubadour. Luckily, the pirates were out and about and got their paws on a recording of the show. Three new songs were played and a special version of “Happy Birthday” for band member Camilla ended the night.
Note: We are still working out some kinks so “Snakes Got A Leg” is a little blown. Also, all new song titles are tentative.
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – Shut Up I Am Dreaming Of Where Lovers Have Wings (Live)
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – Snakes Got A Leg (Live)
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – Burning Out Your Eyes (Live)
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – Us Ones In Between (Live)
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – Clusterfuck (Live)
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – The One That Runs In The Wild (Live)
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – Stadiums And Shrines (Live)
[mp3] Sunset Rubdown – The Empty Threats Of Little Lord / Happy Birthday (Live)
Check out some more new live tracks over at You Ain’t No Picasso. Look for the Concert Pirates feature of Xiu Xiu up next week.