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WATCH // Moonface Releases Live Video for “Julia with Blue Jeans On”, Adds New US Tour Dates

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.

Moonface’s latest album Julia with Blue Jeans On is available now from Amazon, iTunes, SC Distribution, your local record store, and on Paper Bag Records in Canada.

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.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Moonface ‘Julia with Blue Jeans On’ Out Today, Releases Video for “Barbarian”

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.

Julia with Blue Jeans On is available now from Amazon, iTunes, Secretly Canadian Distribution, your local record store, and on Paper Bag Records in Canada.

Click read more to see early reviews of the new album and ticket links to upcoming Moonface‘s solo piano shows below.

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STREAM // Listen To Moonface’s ‘Julia with Blue Jeans On’ At Pitchfork Advance, Tickets For Solo Piano Shows On Sale Now

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.”

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.

Click read more to see dates and ticket links to Moonface‘s solo piano shows and watch a beautiful session via Paper Bag Records of Moonface’s song “Love the House You’re In” below.
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SESSION / Moonface Releases Paper Bag Session Of “Love the House You’re In”, Announces North American Tour Dates

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.

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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Moonface Releasing Julia with Blue Jeans On October 29th, Stream “Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark”

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!

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WATCH // New Moonface Video for “Headed For the Door,” Exclusive Giveaway at Under The Radar

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 moonface@jagjaguwar.com. 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.

WATCH: New Moonface Video, West Coast Tour Starts Saturday

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

WATCH: New Moonface Video, U.S. Tour Starts this Week

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.

Moonface’s “With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery” Out Today!

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.

Click here to get your copy of With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery. Just so you know, today is the LAST day to get the bonus 7″ when you order the deluxe bundle!

Stream the album in full at AOL Spinner now. Last, but certainly not least in the Moonface realm, Spencer released his video for “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips” last week. Watch it on Vimeo.

 

With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

“The result is a blend of startling lyrical depth and slow, whirlpools of murky music.” Consequence of Sound

Where Krug’s output in the late 2000s was virtuosic and volatile, Bravery is poised and comparatively stoic. The record functions on tension and, for the most part, does so brilliantly. PopMatters

“Juggling minimalism and majesty, Krug elegantly conducts every one of Siinai’s fluttering, kosmische pulses into the numb room behind his sternum. No wonder his heart is breaking.” A.V. Club

WATCH: New Moonface Video, See Spencer Live on Tour this Summer

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.

Click here to stream With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery.

Finally, see Moonface live in concert! Spencer heads out for the European leg of tour in May, with North American dates to follow. See the full schedule HERE.

Pre-Order New Moonface Album, MP3 Available for Download

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’s Moonface To Release “With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery” In April – Download “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips”

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!

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Moonface: Updates From Finland & New Tour

 

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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.

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Moonface’s Organ Music Pre-Order Download New Song, See Them on Tour

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.

Go see Moonface on tour this summer! Dates are here.

Moonface Announces First Full-Length Album – “Organ Music not Vibraphone like I’d Hoped” – New Tour Dates!

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.

Click here to download the single from Organ Music, “Fast Peter.”

Moonface’s first tour is coming in July. Check out our page for all the dates. After the jump, read a message from Spencer Krug about the new record!

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Spencer Krug is Awesome: An Essay by Joe S., Age 14

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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.

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Moonface Launches Dream Forum

Shit-Drummers & Shit-Dreamers UNITE!

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Feeling voyeuristic and/or exhibitionistic? Wondering if your dreams out creep other people’s dreams? We have some wonderful news, then.

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Download MOONFACE’s Dreamland EP: marimba and shit-drums Now

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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.

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