New Moonface & Siinai record!

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As I posted a few months ago, Spencer Krug aka Moonface was preparing a new record with Siinai. Now we have the details! ‘My Best Human Face’ will be released on June 3rd. You can pre-order the record now through Jagjaguwar. Spencer had this to say about the record:

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.

Tracklist
1. The Nightclub Artiste
2. Risto’s Riff
3. Them Call Themselves Old Punks
4. Ugly Flower Pretty Vase
5. City Wrecker
6. Prairie Boy
7. The Queen Of Both Lightness And Dark

Spencer also wrote about the track Risto’s Riff, which you can hear below:

This song originated with a pleasingly simple riff from guitarist Risto Joensuu, hence the name. For a long time it had a down-tempo, nitty-gritty-rock’n’roll kind of vibe that ultimately left us unable to finish it in a way that we liked, though we weren’t exactly sure why. It was like maybe we were making a song for our dads, not ourselves. But then in the recording studio we changed the beat and started playing it really fast instead, and within an hour the music was finished and put to tape. And then we had a round of high-fives. Not literally, but emotionally. Like with our eyes. Eye-fives.

You can also read about the creation of this record in
a long journal post Spencer wrote throughout the process.

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Moonface and Siinai do have some tour dates planned in Europe but nothing in North America at the moment. Spencer will be performing a one off show in Chicago in April and a few others in British Columbia:

04-14 – Lantzville, BC – Tiger Mountain
04-15 – Vancouver, BC – The Lido
04-17 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (Moonface solo)

06-24 Berlin, DE – Acud
06-25 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
06-26 Antwerp, BE – ‘t Bos
06-27 London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
06-28 Paris, FR – L’Espace B

News News News

Apologies for the delay in updates! Here is a ton of news:

Wolf Parade
Many of you already know Wolf Parade are reissuing ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ in deluxe 3xLP format.
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You can pre-order 3 different versions – the $45 bundle comes with this amazing 11’x 11′ silskreend print by Luke Ramsey and a t-shirt.

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Vinyl Details
Re-mastered deluxe edition pressed on 3×12″ colored OR black edition vinyl. Discs 1 and 2 contain re-mastered tracks from Apologies to the Queen Mary. Disc 3 contains re-mastered tracks from the 2003-2005 Wolf Parade EPs.

Ships on or around release date, May 13, 2016.

Apologies to the Queen Mary LP Tracklist
A1) You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son
A2) Modern World
A3) Grounds For Divorce
A4) We Built Another World
B1) Fancy Claps
B2) Same Ghost Every Night
B3) Shine A Light
B4) Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts
C1) I’ll Believe In Anything
C2) It’s A Cure
D1) Dinner Bells
D2) This Heart’s On Fire

Early EPs Tracklist
A1) Disco Sheets
A2) Lousy Pictures
A3) Modern World
A4) Wits or a Dagger
A5) Secret Knives
A6) Dinner Bells
B1) Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
B2) We Built Another World
B3) Grounds for Divorce
B4) It’s a Curse
B5) The National People’s Scare
B6) Killing Armies
B7) Snakes on a Ladder (previously unreleased!)

Wolf Parade have also added a bunch of summer festivals as well as headlining shows in Montreal and 2 in Seattle:

05-17 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-18 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-19 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-20 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-21 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-25 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-26 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-27 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-28 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
06-09 – Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
06-14 – Scala – London
06-15 – Scala – London
06-16 – Tavastia Klub – Helsinki, FI
June 17-19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
June 17-19 – Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
June 17-19 – Body & Soul Festival – Westmeath, Ireland
July 7-17 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON
July 7-10 – Gridlock Festival – Halifax, NS
July 22-24 – Way Home Festival – Oro-Medonte, Ontario
07-29 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
July 29-31 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
08-05&06 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR

Operators
The Blue Wave tour has begun! Operators played their first show of their spring tour in Chicago last night. Blue Wave will be out officially in just 4 days! I don’t think we’ve posted the tracklist yet:

01) Rome
02) Control
03) Cold Light
04) Mission Creep
05) Blue Wave
06) Shape Of Things
07) Bring Me The Head
08) Nobody
09) Evil
10) Space Needle

Can’t wait until everyone hears this amazing record. Here are some interviews and reviews so far as well as their upcoming tour dates:

Interviews
Ottawa Showbox
Live Nation TV
Knobs Podcast
Noisey

Reviews
Consequence of Sound

03-28 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – 7th St Entry
03-30 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04-01 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
04-03 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
04-04 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
04-05 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
04-06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-08 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
04-09 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
04-10 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04-11 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04-13 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
04-14 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
04-15 – Houston, TX – The Raven Tower
04-16 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
04-17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-19 – Washington, DC – DC9
04-21 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
04-22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
04-23 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Wolf Parade set to play festivals this summer

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While we don’t have a full list of tour dates, it looks like Wolf Parade are set to play a few festivals this summer as well as a one off show in Helsinki:

June 16 – Tavastia Klub – Helsinki, FI
June 17-19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
July 22-24 – Way Home Festival – Oro-Medonte, Ontario
August 5-7 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR

Here’s hoping more dates get announced soon!

Moonface to play one off show in Chicago, new music this summer!

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A new interview with Spencer Krug came out today via Pitchfork. In it Spencer talks about the reuniting of Wolf Parade as well as the releasing of new music under his Moonface moniker. It looks like we’ll have a Moonface with Siinai record sometime this summer! And Spencer also mentions he’s recorded the next solo Moonface record as well!

Also announced today, Moonface will be doing a one off show in Chicago at Lincoln Hall on April 17th. Tickets are on sale now. No word if Spencer plans to add more Moonface shows before the Wolf Parade residencies in May.

Operators set to release ‘Blue Wave’ April 1st! Moonface and Dante Decaro to release new music too!!

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Finally we have news about Operators debut record!! ‘Blue Wave’ is set for release on April 1st from Last Gang Records.

Pre-order the record right now!

Check out the first single ‘Cold Light’ and stay tuned for more info!!

And if that news wasn’t enough, this amazing tweet confirmed that 2016 might be the best year for new music ever!!

So ready!

Operators announce 2016 tour

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With their debut album coming out very soon Operators are announcing their first North American headlining tour! Tickets are on sale now:

03-28 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – 7th St Entry
03-30 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04-01 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
04-03 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
04-04 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
04-05 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
04-06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-08 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
04-09 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
04-10 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04-11 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04-13 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
04-14 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
04-15 – Houston, TX – The Raven Tower
04-16 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
04-17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-19 – Washington, DC – DC9
04-21 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
04-22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
04-23 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Happy New Year!

So excited for 2016!! This year we’ll get a debut record from Operators, possibly a new Moonface/Siinai record, and maybe even new music from Dante Decaro! I predict this year will be amazing!

For those of you that missed it, KEXP has added the video of Operators performance from Iceland Airwaves Festival to their YouTube Channel. Check out their incredible set full of brand new tracks:

Operators add new tour dates for 2016!

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Operators announced today that they’ll head out on a short run with support from Little Scream. Tickets go on sale Friday!

02-17 – WATERLOO, ON – STARLIGHT SOCIAL CLUB
02-18 – HAMILTON, ON – CASBAH LOUNGERSVP
02-19 – LONDON, ON – CALL THE OFFICERSVP
02-20 – ST. CATHARINES, ON – DETOUR MUSIC HALLRSVP
02-25 – OTTAWA, ON – RITUALRSVP
02-26 – PETERBOROUGH, ON – RED DOG
02-27 – KINGSTON, ON – GRAD CLUB

10 Year Anniversary Poster

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Sorry for the delay, I know a few of you emailed me asking if we would have the 10 Year ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ poster available for sale online. Well I finally got the leftover posters up on an Etsy account. The poster art was created by Hannah Lawler and we only have 30 left.

You can now purchase yours from my Etsy store: http://etsy.me/1kLGCpu

This poster is not official Wolf Parade merchandise.

If you have any questions please email me at: WolfParadeFans@gmail.com