Sunset Rubdown were started by Spencer Krug, more famous for his less good band, Wolf Parade.
Sunset Rubdown’s second record, Shut Up I Am Dreaming, is a wonderful collection of sad songs that have unexpected melody falls that rip your heart out. The most upsetting is where, on The Empty Threats Of Little Lord, Krug sings, “You snake,” with such venom that you can hear the curl of his lip. That part of the song affects me so much that I have been, unsuccessfully, trying to work out who I am associating it with.
Maybe I am thinking of myself.