Is It Too Soon To Post Spencer Krug Again?
by Dan
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Sunset Rubdown - "We Got Broken Eyes"

Way back when I started writing for this, I was in touch with Jim, a fellow Wolf Parade fan, and he gave me a version of this song that cuts out at 3:14 (try it, it's disatisfying). But I would listen to it anyway, because it has edges, corners and it pokes at you, and I love it. But now that some early Sunset Rubdown versions and conceptions (and this lost gem) have been compiled for my ease, I can love it in its entirety.
Listen as we get past the hypnotized city, and the melody gets in another car, and takes another hard corner off another cliff where it goes soaring out, and floats down like a feather. Jim said he talked to Spencer Krug at a show, and he said he didn't include it on the first album because it's too ambling and unfocused. Well, I completely disagree, so I guess since he doesn't want it, I'll take it. This is "We Have Broken Eyes" by Dan Beirne. Do you think I sing sad songs? [Buy Shut Up I Am Dreaming]

Dogg Lethur Axxe - "Beast"

I feel like this is what Blues Traveller (remember those Can-con soldiers?) could have sounded like, but never had the guts. This is the kind of song that goes by in a 30-minute Rock Ride and you forget to mention it when you're recapping the songs that played. It has no home. [the whole album is free]

Posted by Dan at August 10, 2006 7:24 PM

I celebrate Dan Beirne's entire catalog

Posted by Dusty at August 10, 2006 9:40 PM

Blues Traveller was/is American, I believe.

Posted by jdillaztastic at August 10, 2006 10:57 PM

"We Got Broken Eyes" has been maybe my favourite Sunset Rubdown song since their first show last summer. Fantastic. Ranks up there with "I'll Believe in Anything" and "Stadiums and Shrines II," maybe higher.

Posted by Sam at August 11, 2006 1:23 AM

By the by, have you guys heard of a band called Snowden? Worth looking into. If you haven't heard of them, let me know and I'll point you in the right direction.

Posted by Sam at August 11, 2006 1:46 AM

Did you just use "Can-con" as an adjective to describe a band, Dan? I would not expect such description from you.

Posted by Gil at August 13, 2006 9:40 AM

no more spencer krug PLEASE

Posted by please at August 15, 2006 9:04 AM

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