Sunset Rubdown – “Dragon’s Lair” Video

By Amrit Singh / February 25, 2010

Just because Spencer Krug released a marimba and shit-drums EP and likely has a leg up on his next four releases does not mean he’s done mining the labyrinthine depths of his last LP for artworks the rest of us can lazily (yet totally accurately) label “epic.” The closing song to last year’s Dragonslayer is “Dragon’s Lair.” Worthy of its attention-mustering homonymic title, the set piece stretches over 10 minutes, cycling through dramatic passages and fairy tale imagery, so its Throneboogie written/directed/produced video is naturally far afield from the literally bare-boned “Black Swan” clip. Essentially a short film, the video stars a sword-wielding little girl named Jessica Dixon  roaming the highlands, riding a black stallion, generally being epic. Spence just earned mad Dungeons & Dragons points.

Dragonslayer is out via Jagjaguwar.