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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Indie Supergroup

2006 has been filled with amazing releases and the 'coming soon' list for the year excites me. There is room on that upcoming list for at least one more release. Swan Lake is yet another indie supergroup including the amazing Destroyer and Pornographer, Dan Bejar. This time, however, his co-conspirators do not have red hair. They are Spencer Krug (of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown) and Carey Mercer (of Frog Eyes).

If you were to tell me a week ago that these three extremely talented musicians were going to join together and release an album, I would not have been suprised. After all, they are Canadian, and if Broken Social Scene/Stars/Metric/The Weakerthans has tought us anything, it is that every Canadian musician is interchangable.

The only track out, Swan Lake, is very strong. A lot of people are bashing it for 'not trying to be different' but I respect that decision. Krug has a good thing going with Parade/Rubdown, so why would he change it? Also, this is only track available, I would wait for at least a few more tracks to become available before making such a claim.

I don't see where Bejar contributes to this track, but I'm sure his presence will be more than evident on the LP, which is due out November 21st. Hopefully, they'll do a Krug/Bejar track by track switch ala New Pornographers.

All Fires

P.S. Canada, I'm still looking for a Buck 65/Arcade Fire collaboration!


Blogger -Peter Murray- said...

Yes! thanks for the tip. I'm psyched to hear more of these guys. With the talent and uniqueness of wolf parade i expect great things.

7:01 PM  

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