Sunset Rubdown / Random Spirit Lover
Album:Random Spirit Lover Collection:General
Artist:Sunset Rubdown Added:Nov 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-01-20 Pull Date:2008-03-23 
Week Ending:Mar 16Mar 9Mar 2Feb 24Feb 10Feb 3Jan 27

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 23, 2015:A Visit From Drum (Sleep Dealer)
For The Pier (And Dead Shimmering)
4.Feb 12, 2015:A Visit From Drum
The Mending Of The Gown
2.Apr 30, 2015:A Visit From Drum
The Mending Of The Gown
5.Oct 17, 2014:A Visit From Drum (Legacies)
The Mending Of The Gown
3.Mar 05, 2015:A Visit From Drum
The Mending Of The Gown
6.Oct 03, 2014:A Visit From Drum
For The Pier (And Dead Shimmering)

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-01-11 
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover

Experimental, strained voice, freak pop from Montreal. This is Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Swan Lake and Frog Eyes and this share similarities with what I've heard of those bands. Might be appreciated by Animal Collective fans. This isn't quite for me, but I can see the appeal of it.

-Adrian FCC: 1, 4
My picks: 1 (FCC), 2, 5, 8, 9
1. FCC. fast. strong guitar, block piano and, later, glockenspiel.
2. long (6:00) med-slow. acoustic guitar and melodica under vocals. builds in instrumentation and intensity later in the song
3. mid tempo. dark waltz w/ guitars, glockenspiel and keyboards. slow-down/ break-down in the middle.
4. FCC. mid tempo. muted, chunky guitar and almost fugal vocal parts. then drums and more instrumentation later.
5. med-slow. distorted guitars with drums and some keys. More melodic vocals than some tracks.
6. mid tempo. quiet. female vocals in addition to Spencer's. Reminds me a bit of atonal classical music at times.
7. long (6:46). med-slow, waltz time. starts w/ piano, quietly. builds later.
8. mid tempo. starts quietly with piano and autoharp. builds up till drums (w/ nice rhythm) add in.
9. long (6:07). mid tempo. alternates jaunty and smoother rhythmic sections. nice background vocals and guitar part.
10. mid-tempo. ringing high-pitched background and low vocals. fake endings near the end--actually ends 0:06 fade out
11. mid-tempo. starts fairly consonantly but turns to dissonance later. alternates between the two.
12. med-slow. acoustic guitar. f vocals also. Almost like a lullaby.

Track Listing
1.The Mending Of The Gown 7.Stallion
2.Magic Vs. Midas 8.For The Pier (And Dead Shimmering)
3.Up On Your Leopard, Upon The End Of Your Feral Days 9.The Taming Of The Hands That Come Back To Life
4.The Courtesan Has Sung 10.Setting Vs. Rising
5.Winged/Wicked Things 11.Trumpet, Trumpet, Toot! Toot!
6.Colt Stands Up, Grows Horns 12.Child-Heart Losers