MOONFACE

Since January 2010, Spencer Krug has used Moonface as a venue for home-recorded instrumental and conceptual experimentation, expanding the ideas he developed collaboratively with Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Releases under this moniker have come quickly, each distinct from the other. The Dreamland EP and Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped were conceptual excursions merging instrumental and thematic fixations. After moving from Montreal to Helsinki, Krug teamed up with the Finnish band Siinai to create a lush rock record--2012's Heartbreaking Bravery--driven by the dark despair of a breakup. Staying in Helsinki, Krug set off on yet another creative departure, driven by a rediscovery of love and a reconsideration of the Moonface persona he'd created for himself. The quietly stunning Julia with Blue Jeans On is the fourth Moonface release, bringing a degree of intimacy and self-reflection unlike anything Krug has produced to date.

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! Read the rest of this entry »

Foxygen To Tour with Moonface & La Sera, Download New Track

Newly signed Foxygen will hit the road later this summer with La Sera and labelmate Moonface. See full list of tour dates below. The West Coast tour is in support of the band’s first release, Take The Kids Off Broadway, out July 24. Since debuting last month with “Make It Known,” the first single from their mini-album, blogs and fans alike have been quick to acknowledge Foxygen’s unique sound. You can download a second track from the mini-album below! Pitchfork premiered “Waitin’ 4 U” yesterday, describing the song as “multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rado and singer Sam France mining at vintage glam and pop sounds from what sounds like the inside of a cardboard box.”

Pre-order Foxygen’s Take The Kids Off Broadway HERE.

TOUR DATES
07/05/12 Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Bass Drum of Death & DZ Deathrays
07/19/12 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar w/ La Sera & Magic Trick & DJ Mario Orduno
07/20/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/25/12 Gottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
07/26/12 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/27/12 Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/28/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/29/12 Olympia, WA – Northern
08/07/12 San Franciso, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall w/ Dylan Shearer
09/11/12 Sacramento, CA – Luigi’s Slice & Fungarden w/ Moonface
09/12/12 San Francisco , CA – The Independent w/ Moonface
09/13/12 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place w/ Moonface
09/14/12 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
09/15/12 Las Vegas , NV – Beauty Bar w/ Moonface
09/16/12 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/ Moonface
09/17/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Rhythm Room w/ Moonface
09/19/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Moonface

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

City Wrecker by Moonface

Barbarian by Moonface

Headed For The Door by Moonface

Faraway Lightning by Moonface

Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Headed For The Door by Moonface
Teary Eyes And Bloody Lips by Moonface
Fast Peter by Moonface

09/03/14
Bergen, NO - Perfect Sounds Forever

09/04/14
Aarhus, DK - Aarhus Festival Week

09/05/14
Copenhagen, DK - Jazzhouse

09/06/14
Vlieland, NL - Into The Great Wide Open Festival

09/07/14
Haarlem, NL - Doopgezinde Gemeente Kerk

09/09/14
London, UK - Cecil Sharp House

09/17/14
Dongcheng, CN - Yuong Yishan

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