Moonface (Spencer Krug) releasing new LP with Siinai (listen to “Risto’s Riff”)
Dan Boeckner is not the only member of the newly reemerged Wolf Parade who'll be pulling double-duty in 2016. Spencer Krug is back with his Moonface project, and back with Finnish group Siinai for new album My Best Human Face which is out June 3 via Jagjaguwar. Krug talks about about the album and it's title:
I called this thing My Best Human Face not only because that's one of my favorite lines on the album, but because I sometimes don't know who I am, or if I'm as kind and generous and happy as other people. The title speaks to the vague theme of identity-confusion that is loosely woven into the songs - a reoccurring theme I recognized only after the writing was done. It’s a confusion which I think exists for most of us, sure, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the campfire in the middle of our circle; we don’t have to stare into the flames. It’s simply not that important. At end of it all, these are good-time songs, meant to inspire good times in the listener. They were made joyously, with a stubborn love of music at their centre. And while some of the content might be dark or sad, the memories of making these songs brings only gladness and gratitude, and it's their construction, not deconstruction, that I want to celebrate now.
The album's first single is titled "Risto's Riff" and it's as Krug-ian a rocker as you'd expect, and bodes well for the album. Check that out, along with cover art and tracklist, below.
Moonface has a few European tour dates in June, and those are listed below. Wolf Parade, meanwhile, will be on the road soon, including five-sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom, and a free Northside Fest show in June.
The Nightclub Artiste
Them Call Themselves Old Punks
Ugly Flower Pretty Vase
The Queen Of Both Lightness And Dark
Moonface - 2016 Tour Dates
06/24/16 Berlin, DE - Acud
06/25/16 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
06/26/16 Antwerp, BE - 't Bos
06/27/16 London, UK - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
06/28/16 Paris, FR - L'Espace B