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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Have Swan Lake (the supergroup composed of Spencer Krug, Dan Bejar and Carey Mercer) ever played a live show? I don't think so. While we wait for that to happen, we at least have shows by some of the members' individual projects -- the projects that made Swan Lake interesting enough to care about in the first place.

Spencer Krug's band Sunset Rubdown plays Studio B in Brooklyn on June 12th (no general admission ticket info yet). The show is part of the Northside Festival, and part of a much larger tour with fellow Canadians Elfin Saddle.

Since arriving in Montreal in 2006, Elfin Saddle has been steadily gaining audience and acclaim for their original and emotive live performances. Having released Gigantic Mother/Wounded Child on Kill Devil Hills Records in early 2008, they are proud to be releasing their follow-up, Ringing For The Begin Again, on Constellation. A recent addition to their recordings and live performances is Nathan Gage (Shapes and Sizes, owner of Phonopolis record store in Montreal), rounding out their sound with thick drones and subtle bursts on double-bass and tuba. [Core band members] Emi and Jordan are currently working on an extensive stop-motion/time-lapse film, featuring the growth of plants and the animation of a large collection of scavenged objects. [PR]
The MP3 on the top of this post is from Elfin Saddle's new Constellation album. All Elfin/Rubdown tour dates below.

Dan Bejar will be playing as Destroyer (solo) on a few May dates with Azita. He'll also be visiting NYC this summer for a solo show at Bowery Balllroom on July 30th with Iran. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday at noon. All dates below..

Sunset Rubdown & Elfin Saddle - 2009 Tour Dates
11-Jun-09 Cambridge MA Middle East Downstairs
12-Jun-09 Brooklyn NY Studio B
13-Jun-09 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's
14-Jun-09 Washington DC Black Cat
15-Jun-09 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
16-Jun-09 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn
20-Jun-09 Austin TX Mohawk
22-Jun-09 Tucson AZ Plush
23-Jun-09 Los Angeles CA Echoplex
24-Jun-09 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop
26-Jun-09 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
27-Jun-09 Seattle WA Chop Suey
28-Jun-09 Victoria BC Sugar Nightclub
2-Jul-09 Calgary AB Marquee
6-Jul-09 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry
7-Jul-09 Chicago IL Epiphany
8-Jul-09 Bloomington IN Jake's Nightclub
10-Jul-09 Toronto ON Lee's Palace
11-Jul-09 Montreal QC Il Motore

Destroyer - 2009 Tour Dates
May 6 - Crocodile Cafe Seattle, WA *
May 7 - Mississippi Studios Portland, OR *
May 8 - Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA *
May 9 - Swedish American Hall San Francisco *
May 10 - The Echoplex Los Angeles, CA *
May 17 - Empty Bottle (with TBA) Chicago, IL
Jul 22-26 - Merge XX Festival, North Carolina
Jul 30 - Destroyer solo @ Bowery Ballroom , New York, NY +

* w/ Azita
+ w/ Iran



Comments (10)

by far two of the most talented artists alive today. its a shame more people don't appreciate the sunset rubdown stuff. the only downside to seeing destroyer live is his catalog of songs is too big. a lot of the stuff is kinda crappy, i wish he would just do Rubies stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 1:13 PM

While "Rubies" is basically perfect, a lot of the older Destroyer albums are pretty amazing too. Actually I'd say everything from "Streethawk" through "This Night" is great-to-excellent.

But, anyway, DESTROYER! So excited.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 1:30 PM

Your Blues is pretty great too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 1:32 PM

Is there a new Destroyer record coming out?

Posted by noamjamski | April 28, 2009 1:34 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 1:44 PM

important question, is dan Bejar name said Dan Bay-har or Dan Buh-jar or Dan Bay-jar (but like a soft j)

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 5:04 PM

By far, the best news I've heard all day! Fortunately, Bejar is stopping for a show in LA on the doubt, I'll be there.

In response to: 'a lot of the stuff is kinda crappy, i wish he would just do Rubies stuff'...there is nothing crappy about Bejars older stuff. Rubies is an amazing album, but I don't see each album as being better or worse. To me, each album is just an extension of the previous, inconspicuously merging into the next...not many bands do this. That's was so amazing about Bejar. I don't think it's possible for him to create a 'crappy' album.

Posted by tVeg | May 4, 2009 9:51 PM

Here is something new for me.your blues is pretty good.i enjoy to become a part of this.

Posted by Hillary Jackson | June 17, 2009 1:47 AM

There's certain things you ought to know

Posted by Your Blues | July 30, 2009 6:01 PM

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