Friday, August 04, 2006

Swan Lake: Bejar, Krugs, Mercer track...Finally

I've been waiting for some kind of preview of this project for sometime. Swan Lake, which includes Dan Bejar (Destoryer, New Pornographers), Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes), have their debut album out November 21 on Jagjaguar. That release date seems so long away, atleast we have this one track to drool over till then.

Swan Lake - All Fires

Their full-length record features, among other things, beast moans, starling voices, cobra hi hats and arpeggiating pianos. The songs are great weaves, showcasing the famous and very distinctive songwriting styles of Bejar, Krug and Mercer. The sum is definitely greater than the parts, and at distinct points on the record a new "combined" style emerges that throws whole heaps of magic into the air, sounding like nothing else.

This project reminds me of another indie super group (see here).


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