MP3 At 3PM: Sunset Rubdown

sr390Sunset Rubdown’s new press photos may show the band relaxing at a spa, but don’t be fooled: Spencer Krug and Co. haven’t gone mellow. Six-minute epic “Idiot Heart,” the first single off the Montreal band’s upcoming album Dragonslayer (due June 23 on Jagjaguwar), has lots of intense, needling guitar, stinging, Bowiesque vocals and biting lyrics: “I hope that you die in a decent pair of shoes/You’ve got a lot more walking to do where you’re going to.” Currently touring Europe, Sunset Rubdown will be stateside by June, just in time for Dragonslayer’s release and a slew of U.S. tour dates.

“Idiot Heart” (download):