Sunset Rubdown is an indie rock band from Montreal, Canada. The band began as a solo project for Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, who released his debut, Snake's Got a Leg, in July 2005. Eventually the group expanded to include Camilla Wynn Ingr (Pony Up!), Jordan Robson-Cramer (XY Lover, Miracle Fortress and Magic Weapon), and Michael Doerksen (Deep Sleepover).
The new lineup released the Sunset Rubdown EP in January 2006, and the album Shut Up I Am Dreaming followed in May to wide-spread critical acclaim, finishing the year with a 15th place ranking on Pitchfork's best albums list. Random Spirit Lover' was released in October, 2007 on the band's new label, Jagjaguwar, and was heralded as one of 2007's best albums by critics and music publications. The CD made numerous top-20 albums of the year lists, earned Pitchfork's "Best New Music" distinction and finished in 14th spot in Pitchfork's year-end Readers Poll. The album also made NPR's list of top albums of 2007, and was nominated for the U.S. Indie Music industry's Plug Award in the Best Indie Album of the Year category.
In 2007 Mark Nicol joined the band. Sunset Rubdown completed its first ever tour of UK and Europe in June 2008, and will be recording their next album at the completion of their fall 08 tour of U.S. cities.