Swan Lake is not the ballet troupe, instead it’s a troupe made up of Dan Bejar of Destroyer, Spencer Krug of Sunset Rubdown/Wolf Parade and Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes and Blackout Beach. In other words, a band worth checking out. Their last record, Beast Moans, wasn’t as brilliant as a Destroyer, New Pornos, or Wolf Parade record, but a few tracks were decent enough to show that this one, Enemy Mine, could be amazing.
According to the press release:
“While their debut album was a beautifully-weaved mash-up of their disparate song-writing styles, often with layer upon layer of various melodies and stylistics thrown into a collaborative cauldron to magical, and at times discordant effect, their second album “Enemy Mine” reflects a more stripped-down, more deliberate approach to collaboration. It’s as if they really tried to just make nice songs together. To quote Krug, “There’s architecture here.” Not that the lyric is about collaboration–it fits nicely though.”
I hope to get my hands on an mp3 soon.
Spanish Gold, 2044
Settle On Your Skin
Ballad Of A Swan Lake, Or, Daniel’s Song
A Hand At Dusk