Moonface and Divine Fits Updates!

Hey everyone! I’m back from another tour with Diamond Rings who was out supporting the amazing OMD! Check out OMD’s new album, English Electric, it’s incredible!

In Moonface news…

Moonface (Spencer Krug) has added some additional shows to his solo piano tour! Here is the full set of dates:

05-03 Pawtucket, RI – Machines With Magnets
05-04 Clinton, NY – Sadove Living Room @ Hamilton College
05-05 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
05-06 Montreal, QC -Il Motore
05-12 Toronto, ON – The Conversation Room @ The Great Hall

In Divine Fits news…

The boys of DF have been rather busy this last month, with a short tour of the midwest and then playing the two weekends at Coachella. Dan spoke with the CBC about Coachella and the new band he’s formed called OPERATORS!

In addition to playing a slew of festivals in the coming months — including stops in Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL, Calgary, Alta., and Squamish, B.C. — Boeckner is also working on a new project called Operators.
“It’s a real mix of like electronics and lots of live drums and guitar. I’m kind of tapping into my … I listened to a lot of Fugazi when I was a kid, so it’s that plus my love of New Order. That’s kind of how it’s shaking up.”

Yes, Dan has a brand new band! Hopefully we’ll get to hear about about this soon. You can read Dan’s interview with the CBC here

A know it’s a little late, but here’s some press from SXSW:

Check out this audio interview DF did with Nerdist from SXSW at Nerdist.com

Noisy teamed up with Jansport at SXSW this year and had Divine Fits play their ‘Bonfire Sessions’.
Check out the video from DF’s show with Japandroids:

Here’s a few pro videos from their Coachella performances:

Check out these great photos from weekend 1 over at Examiner.com

DF have just announced they’ll be opening for The Postal Service at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Here is a full list of their upcoming tour dates:

05-11 Dallas, TX – Homegrown Festival
05-25 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
06-08 New York, NY – Governors Ball
06-14 Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph Festival
06-16 Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo Festival
06-19 Calgary, AB at Sled Island Festival
07-13 Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival
07-24 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *Supporting The Postal Service (on sale 4.27 at 10am PST)
08-03 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival
8-10 Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival

Moonface and Divine Fits News

So it looks like Moonface is coming back to North America and performing his SOLO PIANO SHOW! Two events are listed in May in the New York area:

05-04 – Clinton, NY – Hamilton College (Sadove Living Room inside Student Center,$5 on sale Fri 3/29 at 12:00 pm EDT)

05-05 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield (On Sale Fri 3/29/ at 12:00 pm EDT)

Hopefully Spencer will add more tour dates soon!

In other news, Divine Fits will perform tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel. They are set to perform two songs. We’ll link the video here tomorrow.

Moonface and The Besnard Lakes

While it’s old news now, I forgot to post here about Spencer’s collaboration with The Besnard Lakes. Their new record, Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO will be released on April 2nd on Jagjaguwar.

From NPR:

The fourth album in 10 years from this Montreal-based band will also continue a tradition of odd titles. This one is called, Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO and features fellow Canadians Spencer Krug and Mike Bigelow of the band Moonface. Krug also played with Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Sarah Page, the talented harpist who adds so much dimension to The Barr Brothers’ music, is also heard on this new album, along with the return of the Fifth String Liberation Singers’ Choir.

When asked about their thoughts on making this record, the band sent a joint email saying, “Themes of personal loss alongside Millenial ennui weave their way into the narrative of the record. 2012 has come and gone and the world still rotates on its ever precarious axis prompting the question: What next?”

Here’s a track listing for Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO.

1. 46 Satires
2. And Her Eyes Were Painted Gold
3. People Of The Sticks
4. The Specter
5. At Midnight
6. Catalina
7. Colour Yr Lights In
8. Alamogordo

Moonface to release solo piano record?

Today has been a good day for Moonface news. We were just sent a link from the Facebook page of the Foodstock Festival in Helsinki, Finland. They state that Moonface, aka Spencer Krug, will be performing his brand new solo piano material for the first time ever at their festival this weekend. There was also a tweet from Kaiku Studios (who produced Heartbreaking Bravery) that said ‘@KaikuStudios: Recording the new Moonface aka Spencer Krug’s solo piano material.’

Hopefully we’ll get some offical news soon. The Foodstock Festival is being presented by Kaiku Studios. Moonface performs on March 1st from 7-8pm.