Daily Download: "Stadiums and Shrines II," Sunset Rubdown

The uncanny charisma of Sunset Rubdown -- a free download


Salon Staff
November 1, 2006 2:01PM (UTC)

This song, which opens Sunset Rubdown's "Shut Up I Am Dreaming," starts with the climax and descends by fits and starts before building back up again, a trick that works thanks to Spencer Krug's uncanny chutzpah and charisma as a songwriter and vocalist, which makes you feel you could follow him anywhere. He combines Destroyer's exaggerated, affected delivery with the Arcade Fire's histrionic grandeur to stunning effect. Be sure to check out the band's excellent live session on Daytrotter.

-- T.B.

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