Sunset Rubdown’s first official release, 2005’s “Snake’s Got a Leg,” was a collection of lo-fi EPs multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/genius Spencer Krug recorded in his bedroom during downtime from his various other projects, including Wolf Parade, Fifths of Seven and occasional contributions to his pals in Victoria-based Frog Eyes. Fast-forward to 2009, and the band is a five-piece—Krug, Camilla Wynne Ingr (ex-Pony Up!), Jordan Robson-Cramer (Magic Weapon), Michael Doerksen and Mark Nicol—with three brilliant art-rock records under its belt. The latest, “Dragonslayer,” released in June, retains Krug’s quirky lyrics and unusual arrangements but has found the band a wider audience, and it’s about damn time. This winter, Krug and his Wolf Parade bandmates plan to begin working on another album, so it’ll probably be a while before Sunset Rubdown rolls through town again. (Kelley Hecker)
October 19 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, (773)252-6179. 8pm. $18.