I got my Sunset Rubdown EP in the mail yesterday (like 3 days after I orderd it), and while I realize I've already posted about it, I also realize that there are roughly 10 billion blogs at last count (that's almost two per person), so there's an outside chance you missed my post. In any case, I feel the need to reiterate this EP's greatness, so here are the important points about Sunset Rubdown:
- This is Spencer's (of Wolf Parade) side project, but I don't think you have to be a huge Wolf Parade fan to appreciate this. If you find Wolf Parade a little too abrasive, give this a chance. Spencer's phrasing is absolute genius.
- The track "A Day in the Graveyard Pt. II" contains my favorite lyric of the year so far: "If you could make another one of you/then you wouldn't give the other one to me"
- This track is probably my favorite on the EP; I've always thought Spencer's voice sounded a little like a menacing wind, and on this track, he actually becomes the wind at your window.
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If you're not reading The Polyphonic Spree's blog, you should be. Such a rare, unique, insider perspective on the recording process. I can't wait for their new album...I think it's going to surprise a lot of people.