SUNSET RUBDOWN

Sunset Rubdown was once the moniker under which Spencer Krug released low fidelity solo recordings. The project has long since evolved into a full band, and Dragonslayer is the third full-length recorded by the whole group. Besides Krug, it features the three musicians who originally signed on: Jordan Robson-Cramer on drums, guitar and keys, Michael Doerksen on guitar and bass, and Camilla Wynne Ingr on keys, percussion and vocals. And now, for the first time, newest member Mark Nicol can be heard on bass, drums, and percussion. Sunset Rubdown's previous release on Jagjaguwar, Random Spirit Lover, was a studio-built album, in that much of it was written while recording (built up in separate layers, with almost all the vocals needing to be overdubbed). With the new album, the band wanted to try something completely different. It was a very conscious decision, and not a "natural progression." The result is an album that feels honest, natural, and straightforward. The musicianship is left in the open, unassisted by studio magic, and the songs are left to justify for themselves their own screwy pop-rock existence. Dragonslayer was recorded in the fall of 2008. Sunset Rubdown hope that the true strength of this new album is a hidden complexity that emerges slowly from within the straight production and raw musicianship, and from what sounds at first to be an only slightly skewed approach to pop. They hope it's like that one friend of yours who looks unassuming and normal, but once you get to know him it's obvious he's basically crazy.

Spencer Krug is Awesome: An Essay by Joe S., Age 14

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Spencer Krug as Moonface

Today we received what is probably my favorite piece of fanmail for Spencer Krug of all time.  Included in the email was a 500-word essay that Joe S., age 14 of Minnesota, wrote in order to win a Spencer-themed 1″ button.  Joe’s opinions contained herein are not necessarily representative of Jagjaguwar or its employees. There is one thing we can both agree on, though, and that is that Spencer Krug is Awesome.

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Sunset Rubdown preps Johnny Depp for The Mad Hatter

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It’s really busy here at Jagjaguwar.  We are gearing up for SXSW and have many gorgeous spring/summer releases to prepare for.  Guess who cut the stress in half and had us smiling from ear to ear?  My husband, Johnny Depp. Read the rest of this entry »

Moonface Launches Dream Forum

Shit-Drummers & Shit-Dreamers UNITE!

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Feeling voyeuristic and/or exhibitionistic? Wondering if your dreams out creep other people’s dreams? We have some wonderful news, then.

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Download MOONFACE’s Dreamland EP: marimba and shit-drums Now

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Spencer Krug, will be releasing his new one-track EP under the moniker of Moonface come January 26th. The release will be available in the vinyl format as well as through digital distribution outlets.

For those who can’t wait, Spencer has created a website where you can download the 20 minute track. If you head over to www.moonface.ca you can get a FLAC or MP3 of the Dreamland EP: marimba and shit-drums. While you’re there, feel free to make a donation. You can also scratch that voyeuristic itch and read a selection of Spencer’s dreams, on which the music was based, or get all exhibitionist up in this shit and post your own dreams.

Black Swan by Sunset Rubdown

Dragon's Lair by Sunset Rubdown

Up on your Leopard, Upon the End of your Feral Days by Sunset Rubdown
Winged/Wicked Things by Sunset Rubdown
Idiot Heart by Sunset Rubdown

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