Fresh off a North American tour in support of Dragonslayer, SUNSET RUBDOWN have already plotted another string of live dates across Europe and U.S. — and coming soon, Japan. Check all those dates right HERE. And trust us, do not miss a chance to party with a band at its absolute finest.
Spinner is celebrating today’s release of SUNSET RUBDOWN’S Dragonslayer by hosting a listening party for the album. Listen to Dragonslayer in its entirety HERE.
Sunset Rubdown is currently on an exhaustive North American tour, for which all dates can be found right HERE.
National Public Radio is now offering an Exclusive First Listen of SUNSET RUBDOWN’S Dragonslayer leading up to the June 23 release of the album from Krug and crew. Go to the NPR site to hear the album.
NPR’s Bob Boilen writes of Dragonslayer: “While so much pop music is full of sweet sound, Sunset Rubdown makes bitter pop music. Nothing goes down easy, but the songs are still contagious. I’d call Dragonslayer a series of vignettes — small stories that sometimes feel like a cross between a whacked-out circus and a fairy tale. It may take a while to sort out the characters and stories in the songs, but they’re all so much fun, you’ll have plenty of chances to do it.”
The wait is finally over for fans of Sunset Rubdown: starting today, May 20th, Jagjgauwar is offering the upcoming record, Dragonslayer, for pre-order. All pre-orders will be sent a digital download starting tomorrow, May 21st. This download comes more than a month in advance of the June 23rd (22nd in the UK) release date to record stores and online retailers. Click HERE to pre-order Dragonslayer.
No other Jagjaguwar band has fans like Sunset Rubdown. They organize forums, facebook pages, and comment all over blogs shouting the praises of Spencer Krug and his band. After we released the mp3 for the first single from Dragonslayer, “Idiot Heart”, we were most impressed by the fan criticism online. Some of our favorites:
“I am literally shitting my pants with excitement. Be glad you’re not here.” – Armyofwires, Stereogum
“Spencer has matured as a songwriter. For the “fans of Sunset Rubdown’s first record [who] might be a little confused/let down,” why don’t you STFU, because as great as the early stuff was, he’s not going back. Shut up and listen.” – IA, You Ain’t No Picasso
“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and did I say yes? How about hell yes?! You can really hear the “live” vibe that Spencer is talking about going for in the new album. I can’t believe he is dissatisfied with RSL though, it is a freaking masterpiece! Can’t wait to hear the rest!” – Kelly, Oceans Never Listen
Sunset Rubdown will hit both coasts and drive-over states this summer. Go HERE to see the full list of dates.
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