Sunset Rubdown Announce Tour and First Album in 15 Years, Share Song: Listen

Sunset Rubdown are back with their first music in 15 years. “Reappearing Rat,” which you can find below along with a new batch of tour dates, leads Always Happy to Explode, the cult alt-rock band’s follow-up to the 2009 LP Dragonslayer. The album arrives on September 20 via Spencer Krug’s own label, Pronounced Kroog. The song’s video is directed by Derek Janzen and stars Aaron Read.

In a press release, Krug described “Reappearing Rat” thus: “A kind of irresponsible and lazy surrender to the notion that we’re all just stuck with ourselves, this song is for those times you think ‘Why won’t that person just leave?,’ only to realize you’re referring to yourself. For better or worse, we live in our brains. Apparently so does the rat.”

Spencer Krug is joined by Camilla Wynne, Nick Merz, and Jordan Robson-Cramer for the new album, which they recorded at the Noise Floor studio with producer and engineer Jordan Koop.

Always Happy to Explode:

01 Losing Light
02 All Alright
03 Candles
04 Snowball
05 Ghoulish Hearts
06 Reappearing Rat
07 Cliché Town
08 Worm
09 Fable Killer

Sunset Rubdown:

10-10 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre
10-11 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10-12 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10-14 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
10-15 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
10-16 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
10-18 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-19 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
10-20 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
10-21 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10-22 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
10-23 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
10-24 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10-25 Catskills, NY – Glen Falls House
10-26 Northampton, MA – The Iron Horse Music Hall
10-27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10-29 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe
10-30 Toronto, Ontario – Concert Hall

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Sunset Rubdown: Always Happy to Explode Tour

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