As most of you are already aware, Operators had to cut their tour with The New Pornographers short due to visa issues. Hoping to hear new music from them soon. Follow them on twitter ( @operators_band) in the meantime.
Speaking of social media…I’ve decided to start an instagram account for this fan site. Just a place to share photos of Wolf Parade, Operators, Moonface and all the bands that we love! Follow along! Also feel free to DM us photos you’ve taken of these bands and we’ll post them!
Operators are currently on tour supporting The New Pornographers. The tour stopped in Toronto recently and Operators made an appearance on CBC Radio Q to perform Cold Light and True. Check out Cold Light below:
2015 is going to be amazing! It’s the 10 year anniversary of the release of ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’, and in leading up to September 27th I’ll be looking back and celebrating.
Operators are starting 2015 off right with lotts of tour dates, including support slots with both Future Islands and The New Pornographers. You can read some recent interviews with Dan over at Diffuser.FM and Huffington Post Canada.
The folks at the CBP are having a sale on Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs merch!!
Store wide discounts at each store for 30% OFF between November 18th-December 8th. Promo will begin around noon of the 18th. No code is required as they’ll apply discount slashes directly to the store products.
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)
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
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.
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
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.”