Song: The Taming of the Hands That Came Back To Life
Artist: Sunset Rubdown
Album: Random Spirit Lover
In the past decade, Spencer Krug has had a hand in creating some of the most intriguing music to come out of the indie rock scene. Although he is most well-known as the co-frontman of Canadian powerhouse Wolf Parade, he also has put out several records and toured extensively with Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake, Frog Eyes, and Fifths of Seven, since even before the release of 2005's Apologies to the Queen Mary and after 2008's At Mount Zoomer.
One of the albums which received the most critical acclaim during this time was Sunset Rubdown's Random Spirit Lover. And of my personal favorites off of that album would have to be "The Taming of the Hands That Came Back To Life". The dueling synth and electric guitar parts that flow through most of this song are as close to a direct ABBA rip as any self-respecting indie band would dare come, but it's a perfect combination with Krug's dramatic vocal style. This song delivers the hooks that you have come to expect if you are a fan of Wolf Parade, but in a much more pop-oriented package. Check it out below.