SESSION / Moonface Releases Paper Bag Session Of “Love the House You’re In”, Announces North American Tour DatesPosted: October 8th, 2013 by Andrew Stevens
For Moonface‘s latest release, Spencer Krug has stripped down his sound to just a piano and his voice, leaving the effects, overdubs, and electronic elements out. The new album, Julia with Blue Jeans On, is Krug’s self-described love record and displays an angle of Spencer’s music not heard before.
Paper Bag Records filmed a simply stunning video of the new song “Love The House You’re In” live for their Sessions series. Get a sense of seeing Spencer live by watching the session above or on YouTube here.
A few weeks ago we premiered the first song stream from the new album, “Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark”, a slow building warning of flood waters ahead. Click HERE to listen to the song on our Soundcloud.
Read more for pre-order links, Exclaim’s take on Spencer live at Pop Montreal, and newly added North American tour dates.
Another angle on seeing Moonface live comes from Matt Bobkin at Exclaim Magazine after seeing Spencer solo at Pop Montreal this Summer,
Krug’s command of the piano is quite a sight; he weaves intricate lines with each hand that cascade and coalesce like waves breaking on the shore. His warbling vocal timbre, distinct as ever, waxed tales of turmoil, introspection, and even love. As the hour-long set went on, Krug slyly joked about the sleepy nature of the songs, even going as far as saying that if any audience member were to fall asleep, he wouldn’t blame them, but that would’ve been a difficult feat to achieve with the amount of raw passion and emotion that emanated from the speakers. The set’s crowning moment took place during the album’s title track, played near the end of the night, once Krug spoke the name “Julia” for the first time, the warmth in his heart filling the space. Krug’s performance definitely deserved the two standing ovations he received, once after the set proper and the second after the encore.
Julia with Blue Jeans On will be released in the US on October 29th, and in Europe on October 28th. Pre-order it now from Amazon, iTunes, Secretly Canadian Distribution, your local record store, and available on Paper Bag Records in Canada.
See Moonface live this November in Europe and now in newly added North American dates.
11/03 | London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church SOLD OUT
11/05 | Chicago, IL – Chopin Theatre
11/08 | Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
11/09 | New York, New York – Le Poisson Rouge
11/16 | Vancouver, BC – Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre w/ Hello, Blue Roses
11/17 | Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
11/27 | Leuven, BE – Stuk
11/28 | Paris, FR – Les Trois Baudet
12/01 | Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival
01/27 | London, UK – Royal Albert Hall