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Saturday, May 06, 2006
"they took a vote and said no." actually, we'll be going with yes. so by now, we all know wolf parade. their 2005 Apologies to the Queen Mary was ultra-anticipated by all your usual suspects. pitchfork's review of their sub pop release was just about the best it can get. they've got the some of the best on their side, with Isaac Brock producing the majority of the album. so they're just about as mainstream as you can get in the indiesphere. that is, without actually being Modest Mouse.
so when you hear about Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade going off and doing his own thing, the intrigue level has to be high. what does a man of sub-pop success do on his own time? are we talking Ben Gibbard, The Postal Service style? or are we talking about Dallas Green of alexisonfire, City and Colour style? [do check city and colour out. good "acoustic/rock/folk" as he wants to say, but i would dare to admit it's really kind of emo acoustic, and yet good. apparently that's possible.]
nope. we're just plain talking about Sunset Rubdown.
and he's great. he recruited a few more indie loves, hopped on board his Frog Eyes label Absolutely Kosher Records, and started recording. he started, of course, not with Shut Up I Am Dreaming, but with Snake's Got A Leg(2005), and judging by the Pitchfork review I just linked you to, there's a good reason why the extremely lo-fi release wasn't widely spread or why I admittedly hadn't heard of it. then the EP, as every budding band will do, and now this.
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