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June 8, 2009 Compared to songwriter Spencer Krug's past efforts, Sunset Rubdown's Dragonslayer was made in a straightforward manner, recorded live in the studio. But there's nothing simple about the disc: Its stories sometimes resemble a cross between a whacked-out circus and a fairy tale. Hear the entire album.
May 26, 2009 Are there bands and albums that you know you should love, but for whatever reason just don't? For host Bob Boilen, Green Day is one of those acts. Also on this week's program: the sparkling textures of Sunset Rubdown; a mysterious and dark collaboration from Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch; Allen Toussaint playing jazz and blues; and two samples from our Exclusive First Listen series. Hear songs from West African guitar hero Vieux Farka Toure and an album of demos from the legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.
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October 5, 2007 Mathematician turned musician Dan Snaith; '70s Southern California: Cass McCombs; A delightful Sunset Rubdown; Britpop singer, guitarist Richard Hawley; The quiet side of guitar rocker PJ Harvey; A tribute to Automatic for the People.
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May 25, 2006 In his new project, Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug expands his compositional grasp to create a full-fledged rock opera. The jaunty "They Took a Vote and Said No" arrives complete with a hummable chorus and a sinister underbelly.
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