Some reviews of Wolf Parades recent At Mount Zoomer (or mine, anyway) noted that the quality of the bands work might have taken a dip relative to 2005s Apologies to the Queen Mary as a result of the members efforts with a multitude of attention-sapping side projects, including Handsome Furs, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, and this Montreal-based outfit, Sunset Rubdown, which began life as Wolf Parade co-frontman Spencer Krugs solo act but has lately evolved into a full-on band of its own. If that theory holds any waterand it totally does!its only to Sunset Rubdowns benefit, of course: Last years Random Spirit Lover represented a major upgrade over its hit-or-miss predecessor, Shut Up I Am Dreaming, with stronger melodies and more appealingly complicated instrumental textures. Random is nearing a year old, and Zoomer came out all the way back in Junewhich means that the ultra-prolific Krug will almost certainly have some new material to showcase tonight.
Wed., Sept. 17, 10 p.m., 2008
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