New Moonface dates

Saturday October 11th 2014, 6:24 am
Filed under: News

Spencer just posted brand new European and Canadian dates:

A few more piano shows… probably the last ones, for a while at least.
Also, to anyone who has sent me comments / questions on tumblr: Thank you. I have read them. If I haven’t answered, I will. I just need to sit still for a minute. I will.
15-OCT – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg (DE)

http://www.ticketmaster.de/event/106265?camefrom=de_va_04448

16-OCT – Franzis, Wetzlar (DE)

http://www.franzis-wetzlar.de/Tickets/tickets.html

17-OCT – Schauspiel Theatre, Leipzig (DE)

http://www.schauspiel-leipzig.de/service/kartenabos/informationen/

18-OCT – Podnik, Prague (CZ)

https://www.facebook.com/podnik1

19-OCT – Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)

http://www.steirischerherbst.at/2014/english/program/61-moonface.php

22-OCT – Bronson, Ravenna (IT)

https://www.facebook.com/events/569951353106385/

25-OCT – Music Box, Lisbon (PT)

http://www.musicboxlisboa.com/moonface/

28-OCT – Palais Montcalm Maison de la Musique, Quebec City (CA)

https://www.facebook.com/events/722489311132886/?ref=ts&fref=ts

30-OCT – BSOMA School, Ottawa (CA)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1577359255826270/

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/695057?utm_source=A7

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City Wrecker EP released

Monday September 22nd 2014, 2:43 am
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

thiswasfun
Photo cred: Moonface Tumblr

A most of you already know Spencer Krug’s newest release as Moonface, City Wrecker EP, came out on September 16th. If you haven’t purchased it already head over to the following links:

iTunes
Jagjaguwar/SC Distribution
Paper Bag Records

Check out the following
Consequence of Sound – Review
The Quietus – Interview

No word yet if Spencer plans to tour North America.

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Operators on KEXP, add more tour dates

Wednesday September 10th 2014, 2:46 am
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

9/10 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Spoon
9/11 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead w/ Spoon
9/13 – Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl / FREE EVENT
10/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club w/ Zola Jesus
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
10/23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
10/25 – St. John’s NL @ The Ship Inn
11/2 – Hamburg, GER @ Uebel & Gefärlich w/ Spoon
11/3 – Berlin, GER @ Monarch
11/4 – Cologne, GER @ Luxor w/ Spoon
11/5 – Prague, CZ @ Podnik
11/6 – Vienna, AUS @ Heuer Am Karlsplatz
11/7 – Bergen, NOR @ Landmark
11/8 – Helsinki, FIN @ Kuudes Linja

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Moonface to release ‘City Wrecker’ EP

Wednesday September 10th 2014, 2:41 am
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

CITYWRECKER

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 below. Get more insight into the album from Spencer Krug himself:

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

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

Purchase the EP from
iTunes
Jagjaguwar/SC Distribution
Paper Bag Records

Spencer now has a Tumblr page at:
http://moonfaceofficial.tumblr.com/

This video is mostly a live session, but then I went and added backup vocals to the mix after the session was recorded. I couldn’t help myself. And then the videographers spliced in a bunch of other footage from the session. They are weak like me. So it’s like 75% live session, 25% video. Or some such ratio.

We made this for a song called City Wrecker, which is also the title of a Moonface EP coming out mid-September. The song is featured on the EP, yes, but on the EP it’s a different version; a proper studio version. Maybe it’s slicker. Louder. Slower?

This session was recorded at an old movie theater in Porvoo, Finland, which has now been turned into Magnusborg Studios. The videographers are Ville Malja and Anssi Nordberg, who make up Rairai Collective, based in Helsinki. They had this to say about the session:

“We wanted to build this simple visual world from where the song could rise up. The main thing was to keep the footage authentic and to capture the essence of Moonface telling his touching story with this wrecked angel figure. We tried not to be too modern.”

Tour Dates
09-03 Perfect Sounds Forever Festival – Bergen, NO
09-04 Aarhus Festival – Aarhus, DK
09-05 Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
09-06 Great Wide Open Festival – Vlieland, NL
09-07 Doopgezinde Gemeente Kerk – Haarlem, NL
09-09 Cecil Sharp House – London, UK
09-13 Cultural Factory Korjaamo – Helsinki, FI
09-17 Yuong Yishan – Dongcheng, China
09-19 Mofun Loft – Suzhou, China
09-20 Once More – Changzhou, China
09-21 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall – Shanghai, China
10-18 Podnik – Prague, CZ
10/19 Steirischer Herbst Festival – Graz, AT

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Operators Merch

Friday August 08th 2014, 1:10 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

operatorsmerch

You can now buy Operators merch through their online store!

http://operators.store-08.com/new/

FYI posters will ship in mid August.

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Operators – EP1 OUT NOW

Tuesday August 05th 2014, 2:06 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

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Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits member Dan Boeckner’s new band Operators has announced their debut EP, EP1, which will be released on August 5. Listen to the first song, “True”, above.Operators have also announced that they will tour with Future Islands. Check out the dates below. They’ll also perform live on KEXP on August 4.

Get EP 1 directly from the Operators online store

Previously, Operators were filmed performing Wolf Parade’s “This Heart’s on Fire” accompanied by Japandroids live in Toronto earlier this year.

EP1:

01 True
02 Book of Love
03 Cruel
04 Ancient
05 Start Again

Operators:

08-02 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-03 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-04 Seattle, WA – Barboza
08-07 Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans *
08-08 Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre *
08-09 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
08-10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
08-11 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge *
08-12 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater *
08-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
08-15 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre *
08-18 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s *
08-19 Fresno, CA – Star Palace at Warnors Theatre *
08-20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre *
08-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre *
08-22 San Diego, CA – Irenic *
08-24 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
08-25 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole *
08-27 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre *
08-28 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *
08-29 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *
08-30 Chicago, IL – Schubas !
08-31 Columbus, OH – The Big Bang *
09-02 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe *
09-03 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom *
09-04 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall *
09-07 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
09-13 Hamilton, Ontario – James Street North Supercrawl
10-23 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Marquee Club

* with Future Islands
! with Tweens

– Hyden (late, but I was busy!)

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Moonface – City Wrecker

Tuesday August 05th 2014, 1:53 pm
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

unnamedh

August 5, 2014
For Immediate Release
MOONFACE ANNOUNCES CITY WRECKER EP OUT SEPTEMBER 16 ON JAGJAGUWAR
SHARES “CITY WRECKER” VIDEO VIA PITCHFORK

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

WATCH MOONFACE’S “CITY WRECKER” VIDEO:

http://vevo.ly/9XUh05

CITY WRECKER TRACK LIST

1. The Fog
2. City Wrecker
3. Running in Place with Everyone
4. Helsinki Winter 2013
5. Daughter of a Dove

City Wrecker EP pre-order links
Jagjaguwar / SCD
Paper Bag Records
iTunes
Indie stores

– Hyden (your short term Maria)

Stay tuned, there’s another exciting record announcement on its way.

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Operators set to open for Future Islands

Tuesday July 01st 2014, 8:19 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

Operators are set to open for Future Islands next month. Check http://operatorsmusic.com/ for more info.

8/2 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
8/3 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
8/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ House of Vans
8/8 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre w/ Future Islands
8/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue w/ Future Islands
8/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall w/ Future Islands
8/11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge w/ Future Islands
8/12 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre w/ Future Islands
8/15 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre w/ Future Islands
8/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s w/ Future Islands
8/19 – Fresno, CA @ Star Palace w/ Future Islands
8/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Future Islands
8/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic w/ Future Islands
8/25 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole w/ Future Islands
8/27 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre w/ Future Islands
8/28 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room w/ Future Islands
8/29 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s w/ Future Islands
8/31 – Columbus, OH @ The Big Bang w/ Future Islands
9/2 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe w/ Future Islands
9/3 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom w/ Future Islands
9/4 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall w/ Future Islands

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Operators set to play NYC!

Wednesday June 04th 2014, 5:06 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

northside

Operators are set for their NYC debut! June 13th at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY as part of the Northside Festival.

Tickets are on sale now at ticketfly.com

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Moonface adds more tour dates in 2014

Thursday May 29th 2014, 12:25 am
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

Looks like Spencer Krug will be playing more shows this year! Starting with a short run of dates in eastern Canada and then returning to Europe with a string of dates in September:

06-06 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
06-07 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
06-08 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
09-03 Bergen, NO – Perfect Sounds Forever
09-04 Aarhus, DK – Aarhus Festival Week
09-05 Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse
09-06 Vlieland, NL – Great Wide Open Festival
09-07 Haarlem, NL – Doopgezinde Gemeente Kerk
09-09 London, UK – Cecil Sharp House
10-25 Lisbon, PT – Jameson Urban Routes Festival

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