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EP ANNOUNCE // Moonface ‘City Wrecker’ EP Out 9/16, Preview With Video For Title Track

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.

Preorder the album via SC Distribution, iTunes, and your local record store.

We’ll let Spencer take the wheel:

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Hello everyone and anyone.

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.

-Spencer Krug

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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

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Foxygen Announces New Album ‘…And Star Power’ Out 10/14, Shares “How Can You Really” Video Dir. By Grant Singer, On Tour Now

From the band -

Foxygen have joined Star Power. It is a punk band, and you can be in it, too. Star Power is the radio station that you can hear only if you believe. A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. A cinematic auditory adventure for speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees and misfits. We’re all stars of the scene.

Ladies & Gentleman, Foxygen is back with their third release …And Star Power, out Oct. 14th (13th in Europe) via Jagjaguwar. The followup to We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is a 24-song epic journey that picks up right where members Sam France and Jonathan Rado left off. Catch the video for the debut single “How Can You Really“, starring France as he harnesses the power of rock-gods before him. Bonus points for those who spot the cameos from members of Gardens & Villa and Dub Thompson, the latter supporting Foxygen on their upcoming North American tour. Directed by Grant Singer, watch the video above or on Youtube / Vevo.

Pre-order Foxygen‘s new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

Hear/see the band on KEXP perform new music live in-studio today via their site here: http://kexp.org/video/live

Click read more to see art for the new album, track listing, and also upcoming tour dates starting tomorrow in Seattle!

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TOUR ALERT // The Cave Singers Announce Spring Dates, Premiere New Song at Boing Boing

AND THE DATES KEEP COMING IN! Touring in support of their forthcoming album, Naomi, The Cave Singers have what seems to be a million US dates slated for spring! Shows start in Salt Lake City at the Urban Lounge on March 27 and end on May 4 at Seattle’s Showbox. There are plenty of performances in between these two, so be sure to check and see if the Singers are playing in your town. See the full schedule at the bottom of this post.

In addition to the new tour dates, we have a brand new song to share with you! Premiering today at Boing Boing, The Cave Singers’ “Easy Way” is available for your listening pleasure AND a free download below. If you’re really feeling frisky, pre-order Naomi at SC DISTRIBUTION (and you’ll be able to download the album early – February 6!). Read the rest of this entry »

Watch New Pink Mountaintops Song “You Can Dream”

Pink Mountaintops performed a new tune, “You Can Dream,” at FYF Fest in Los Angeles back in September. Thanks to Sammy Warren for filming this!  The band is going on a short west coast tour later this month before heading to Europe  - check out the dates on our tour page.

Pink Mountaintops are METAL PROBLEM Watch “Through All the Worry”

Steve McBean and his band, Pink Mountaintops, were cast and appear as the band Metal Problem in the new film by Vancouver director Rob Leickner, Everything Louder Than Everything Else. The movie follows a woman who owns a recording studio, and Metal Theory records the song “Through All The Worry,” a new song by Pink Mountaintops. Steve McBean also performs in the movie (with lines and everything!). I totally buy that he’s in a rock band.

Everything Louder Than Everything Else is screening at the Plaza Theatre in Calgary on 6/20 at 9pm.

Pink Mountaintops will perform at Fuck Yeah Fest on September 3rd!

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

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