Today marks the release of City Wrecker, the newest EP from Moonface. City Wrecker is the followup to 2013′s highly praised Julia With Blue Jeans On, and listeners will once again see Spencer manning the helm of a piano. This time around, you can hear Krug taking his time to sit on and dive further into the same themes, such as on the epic ten-and-a-half minute closer “Daughter of a Dove“. This is a master at work. Watch the previously released video for the track “City Wrecker” above and order the album below.
Moonface is back this September with a new EP called City Wrecker. Preview the new release by watching the a beautiful black and white video directed by rairai.fi of the title track above or here on YouTube / Vevo. Get more insight into the album below via Spencer Krug himself.
I recently made some more recordings under the name Moonface, which take the form of a 5 song EP called City Wrecker, and run at around half an hour.
City Wrecker is the title track of the ep. I wrote it before Miley Cyrus released “Wrecking Ball”, but I cannot prove it. Oh well. In describing the song (and maybe the whole EP) I would say it’s the aesthetic opposite of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, which is not to say that’s a good thing or a bad thing, just an apple for you to hold up beside your orange. Regardless of all that, my friend Eetu, who recorded this EP, still likes to call the song “Wrecking Ball” and to sometimes call me Miley, but that’s okay cuz we’re buddies.
I lived in Finland for a couple of years, but now I live in a little town nestled in the woods of Vancouver Island. This is a recent move, and so City Wrecker represents the last album I completed in Helsinki. Maybe I will go back to that big icy lighthouse, and all the lovely weirdos within I have come to love, one day, but for now I have used it up.
I have a tendency to wreck the places I live. I am a luster scraper; a green grass imaginer. I wreck places emotionally, as in, even though they stay the same objectively, they somehow worsen in my heart. I wreck their meaning, and so ultimately their function. No more crackling inspiration. I waste my own time. I get bored. I turn gardens into dust bowls.
And I am a city wrecker not just for myself, but for those close to me as well, for my wrecking is a quiet and creeping poison that is hard to identify; hard to see coming through my mist of moods. I fuss, and then still am dissatisfied, making my loved ones feel sad and helpless, angry and confused, and perhaps most terribly, responsible. Though of course they are blameIess and magnificent.
I suppose this is why I have moved so many times in my life. It is not a good characteristic, and one I should work toward eradicating from my personality. But having regret is also unhealthy. So, I am Popeye?
Anyway, all of the songs on this ep, in one way or another, are about places. Going in and going out. Regret and hope. The past and the future. Ducking out early from your own farewell party. That’s why it’s called City Wrecker.
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CITY WRECKER TRACK LISTING:
1. The Fog
2. City Wrecker
3. Running in Place with Everyone
4. Helsinki Winter 2013
5. Daughter of a Dove
Before Moonface starts his European tour in Finland tonight, see a new live video of Spencer playing title track “Julia with Blue Jeans On” in London last fall at St. Pancras Old Church directed by Phil Poole. Watch the video above or on our YouTube page here.
Click read more to see reviews of the new album and ticket links to upcoming Moonface‘s shows starting tonight in Hameenlinna, Finland at Suisto-Club with newly announced US dates starting February 26th, below.
Spencer Krug‘s latest album as Moonface, Julia with Blue Jeans On is out today. For Moonface‘s newest, 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.
Also premiering today, see a new video by Spencer for the song “Barbarian”, which incorporates camcorder footage from the 1980′s of three children with some pretty sweet moves (see Spencer far right). Watch the video above or here on YouTube.
Spencer Krug‘s latest album as Moonface, Julia with Blue Jeans On is out next week and we’re excited to share that Pitchfork Advance is streaming the record in full here. In a review today from The 405, they write that the album “reflects both Krug’s realised ambitions in himself and see[s] the beauty in simplicity.”
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 YouTubehere.
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.
For Moonface‘s latest iteration, 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.
Today we premiere 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 or listen ABOVE.
Read more for the album’s track listing and artwork!
The new Marsha Balaeva (“Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips” / “Faraway Lightning”) directed video for Moonface’s “Headed For the Door” is quite a beauty. Shot in black and white, it is a combination of seascapes, books and perfect illustrations. Under The Radar premiered the video yesterday, along with details on how to receive the last Moonface letter in a series of three**. It includes sending your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who do submit for the letter will be entered to win a copy of With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, either on a CD or vinyl record. More details at Under The Radar. Watch “Headed For the Door” above.
**Fans who pre-ordered Heartbreaking Bravery received a hand-typed copy of the letter that’s read aloud in the song and then several weeks later, those same fans received a typed response to that letter. One letter is left.
Throneboogie brings us a new video for Moonface’s “I’m Not The Phoenix Yet” with some serious Buns Of Steel / Rocky vibes. Shot on a VHS-camera, it’s throwback to the days when workout videos were all the rage. Watch above or at Pitchfork TV, where it premiered earlier this morning.
Moonface kick off their West Coast tour Saturday at Los Angeles’ FYF Festival! Foxygen and Sad Baby Wolf will join after for support. See all tour dates below!More
Directed by UK artist Marsha Balaeva, the new video for Moonface’s “Faraway Lightning” premiered today on MTV Hive. Balaeva created the video with her own hand-drawn images. “According to her, the story corresponds to the five stages of mourning — as the clip’s protagonist travels between worlds, he comes to grips with his loss. Krug is a master at blending myth and fantasy into everyday stories — in fact, the character’s feather suit and fall to earth recalls the Icarus story, a myth Krug used frequently with Sunset Rubdown.” It’s the second video to accompany his recently released album With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery. Watch above!
Spencer Krug kicks off his U.S. tour this week. Joining him at every show is Siinai, with whom he collaborated on Heartbreaking Bravery. See the full list of dates HERE.
Today is the day. Spencer Krug releases his third album under the Moonface moniker. With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery is now available for purchase in your local record stores and online. You can also pick up a copy from Spencer during his summer tour. See full list of dates HERE.
Get ready! We’re on Moonface overload today. First, we’ve got a brand new video for “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips,” off the forthcoming album. Premiering on Spin this morning, the video was directed by UK-based artist Marsha Balaeva. Watch above.
Now that you’ve checked out the video, hear With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery in its entirety at The A.V. Club. It will be available for your listening pleasure all week! Out officially next Tuesday, April 17th, you can pre-order the album HERE.
Moonface’s With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery is officially available for pre-order. Best part? Starting today when you pre-order the album, you’ll receive an instant digital download. That’s right; you DO NOT have to wait until April 17th to hear the ENTIRE record. The deluxe bundle features the record on both cd and vinyl formats, a limited 7″ with two previously unreleased songs and a poster with album art. What are you waiting for? Pre-order the album HERE.
A new song from the forthcoming album, “Headed For the Door,” premiered on Pitchfork today. Listen and download below!
Spencer Krug has made another record under the name Moonface, this time with the help of some new friends. The third product of an ongoing series of changing collaborations and approaches to tune-making is called With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (out April 17th).
Much more on Moonface With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, after the jump!
Lots going down in the Moonface world today. First off, that picture above was sent to us a few days ago from Finland. Spencer is currently holed up in a Finnish studio recording a new Moonface record with Siinai. We haven’t heard a ton from the session but it’s safe to say you’ll be stoked.
Second, Moonface will be heading back out on tour this October in the US playing ALL THE HITS from Organ Music not Vibraphone like I’d Hoped. Joining Spencer will be world renowned nice guy/electric marimba player, Mike Bigelow. Click on through for a full list of stops.
Moonface, the primary recording project of Spencer Krug (formerly of Sunset Rubdown, Frog Eyes and Wolf Parade), will release its first full-length album on August 2nd, Organ Music not Vibraphone like I’d Hoped.
Today Jagjaguwar is offering Organ Music for pre-order at SC Distribution. All pre-orders come with an instant digital download of the whole album. Click here to access Moonface at SC Distribution.
Last month we offered a download of the song “Fast Peter” from Organ Music, and today we’d also like to share a download for a Moonface song that did not seem to fit within the group. Over at the interactive Moonface fan site, http://moonface.ca/, the song “The Way You Wish You Could Live in the Storm” is available for download. Spencer describes it thus:
It’s a song that was cut from the record – an angry duck that didn’t get along with the other songs on the Organ Music LP. That is not to say it’s a bad song (though not to say it’s a good song, either), it’s just something I made that I don’t know what to do with. It’s more techno, or something, than the rest of the Organ Music LP. Less silky. But still, I thought it was worth sharing, for anyone who cares. It’s more than a pile of wet leaves. Maybe it’s something you can listen to while you do the dishes, or draw, or teach your baby to dance. So if you’re inclined, click on the link provided here and do with it what you will.
Last year Jagjaguwar released a twenty-minute marimba piece by Spencer Krug under the moniker “Moonface.” It was called the Dreamland EP: marimba and shit-drums, and it was sold as a 12″ and under a pay-what-you-want system via the interactive Moonface site in which fans could contribute and read dream submissions. Jagjaguwar will release Moonface’s first full record, Organ Music not Vibraphone like I’d Hoped, on August 2nd, 2011.
Today we received what is probably my favorite piece of fanmail for Spencer Krug of all time. Included in the email was a 500-word essay that Joe S., age 14 of Minnesota, wrote in order to win a Spencer-themed 1″ button. Joe’s opinions contained herein are not necessarily representative of Jagjaguwar or its employees. There is one thing we can both agree on, though, and that is that Spencer Krug is Awesome.
Spencer Krug, will be releasing his new one-track EP under the moniker of Moonface come January 26th. The release will be available in the vinyl format as well as through digital distribution outlets.
For those who can’t wait, Spencer has created a website where you can download the 20 minute track. If you head over to www.moonface.ca you can get a FLAC or MP3 of the Dreamland EP: marimba and shit-drums. While you’re there, feel free to make a donation. You can also scratch that voyeuristic itch and read a selection of Spencer’s dreams, on which the music was based, or get all exhibitionist up in this shit and post your own dreams.