Operators and Moonface add more shows this summer

Looks like this summer is going to be pretty great if you’re a eastern Canadian fan of Operators or Moonface. Both have added a few festivals and one off shows in the area.

It was announced last week that both Operators and Moonface would be performing at this years Wolfe Island Music Festival. The festival, which takes place on Wolfe Island (near Kingston, Ontario), has also been host to both Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. This will be the first time that Dan and Spencer’s bands will be performing at the same festival. Could an amazing duet be possible? Doubtful, but it’s fun to dream!

Operators upcoming shows
07-13 – Montreal, QC – Festival d’Ete International
07-14 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
08-08 – Kingston, ON – Wolfe Island Musicfest
08-14 – Elora, ON – Riverfest

Moonface upcoming shows
07-24 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
07-25 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
07-26 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
08-08 – Kingston ON – Wolfe Island Musicfest
08-26 – Montreal QC – Theatre Fairmount
08-28 – Quebec QC – Le Cercle
08-29 – Portsmouth NH – 3S Artspace

City Wrecker EP released

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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.

Moonface to release ‘City Wrecker’ EP

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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

Moonface – City Wrecker

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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.

Moonface adds more tour dates in 2014

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

Moonface North American Tour starts today!

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Today is the first day of Spencer Krug’s 2014 North American tour! Post your thoughts and reviews of the shows by registering on our Forum!

02-26 Mission Theatre – Portland, OR
02-27 Pacific Lutheran University Concert Hall – Tacoma, WA
02-28 Sapphire Room Inside Riverside Hotel – Boise, ID
03/01 The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
03-02 South Moe’s – Englewood, CO
03-04 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
03-05 Iowa City, IA – The Mill
03-06 Russian Recording – Bloomington, IN
03-07 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
03-08 Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
03/09 Mammal Gallery – Atlanta, GA
03/11 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
03-12 Black Cat – Washington, DC
03-13 Spaceland Ballroom – Hamden, CT
03-14 Cafe 939 – Boston, MA

Check out this great video from when Moonface played St Pancreas Church:

Moonface News Update

Happy New Year to you all!

Here is an update on some Moonface news. Spencer is heading back out on tour, starting with a shows in Finland next week. A few additional European shows have been added from our last update, including a charity show in Dublin next week to support the Simon Community, who provide support services and emergency accommodation to help prevent homelessness.

More North American dates have been added as well, which include Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Carrboro.

01-23 Suisto-Club – Hämeenlinna, FI
01-24 Vanha Juko Theater – Lahti, FI
01-25 Korjaamo Culture Factory – Helsinki, FI
01-27 Royal Albert Hall – Elgar Room – London, UK Sold Out
01-29 St. Werburgh’s Church – Dublin, IE
01/31 Les Trinitaires – Metz, FR
02/01 House Show – Dijon, FR
02/03 Fri-Son – Fribourg, CH
02-04 Theater der Wohngemeinschaft – Koln, Germany
02-06 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
02-07 Cactus Club – Brügge, Belgium
02-08 People’s Place – Amsterdam, Netherlands
02-09 HO-Berlin – Berlin, Germany
02-11 Frost Festival at Koncertkirken – Copenhagen, Denmark
02/13 Tungenes Lighthouse – Stavanger, NO
02-14 Cafe Mono – Oslo, Norway
02-15 Scandic Grand Central – Stockholm, Sweden
02-26 Mission Theatre – Portland, OR
02-27 Pacific Lutheran University Concert Hall – Tacoma, WA
02-28 Sapphire Room Inside Riverside Hotel – Boise, ID
03/01 The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
03-02 South Moe’s – Englewood, CO
03-04 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
03-06 Russian Recording – Bloomington, IN
03-07 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
03-08 Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
03/09 Mammal Gallery – Atlanta, GA
03/11 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
03-12 Black Cat – Washington, DC
03-13 Spaceland Ballroom – Hamden, CT
03-14 Cafe 939 – Boston, MA

Spencer spoke with Drowned in Sound recently. You can check that interview out here

Spencer performed the unreleased song,’Helsinki Winter 2013′, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Filter Magazine:

Also check out Spencer performing ‘Black is Back in Style’ for
Exclaim TV

Fuse News had Spencer on US television back in early December. Here’s his interview with the legendary John Norris:

Moonface announces European and US Tour Dates

So after our post yesterday it seems Spencer’s camp has decided to announce all upcoming tour dates! Tickets are on sale now:

01-27-14 – Royal Albert Hall – Elgar Room – London, UK
01-31 Les Trinitaires – Metz, France
02-03 Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland
02-04 Theater der Wohngemeinschaft – Koln, Germany
02-06 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
02-07 Cactus Club – Brügge, Belgium
02-08 People’s Place – Amsterdam, Netherlands
02-09 HO-Berlin – Berlin, Germany
02-11 Frost Festival at Koncertkirken – Copenhagen, Denmark
02-13 Tungenes Lighthouse – Stavanger, Norway
02-14 Cafe Mono – Oslo, Norway
02-15 Scandic Grand Central – Stockholm, Sweden
02-26 Mission Theatre – Portland, OR
02-27 Pacific Lutheran University Concert Hall – Tacoma, WA
02-28 Sapphire Room Inside Riverside Hotel – Boise, ID
03-02 South Moe’s – Englewood, CO
03-04 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
03-06 Russian Recording – Bloomington, IN
03-07 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
03-08 Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
03-12 Black Cat – Washington, DC
03-13 Spaceland Ballroom – Hamden, CT
03-14 Cafe 939 – Boston, MA

Moonface Japan Tour + New European Tour Dates

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Credit: takatoshitakebe

Moonface is currently on tour in Japan. The last show of the 6 show run will be in Tokyo tomorrow night at 7th Floor in Shibuya. The tour started with a sold out show in the Chiyoda City section of Tokyo. Here are some photos I found on twitter from the various shows.

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Credit: @Crazy_Rhythms

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Credit: @7Ep_records

In other Moonface tour news, Spencer is set to play several shows in Europe throughout February. Tickets are on sale now:

02-04 Theater der Wohngemeinschaft – Koln, Germany
02-06 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
02-07 Cactus Club – Brügge, Belgium
02-08 People’s Place – Amsterdam, Netherlands
02-09 HO-Berlin – Berlin, Germany
02-11 Frost Festival at Koncertkirken – Copenhagen, Denmark
02-14 Cafe Mono – Oslo, Norway