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D/B Recommended: Moonface @ Kater Holzig Berlin | Wednesday, 23.05.2012

Moonface is not a band. Moonface is just plain half-old Spencer Krug, in any solo or collaborative projects he’s involved in from now until whenever.

In early 2010 the first Moonface EP was released on Jagjaguwar. It was called Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums, and sounds as the title suggests.

This past winter, trying to keep sane in his snowed-in Montreal home, Spencer recorded another solo record. This new one is an LP called Organ Music not Vibraphone like I’d Hoped. It also sounds as the title suggests.

Moonface | Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips

Moonface began in 2010 as a solo project of already incredibly busy Montreal, Canada multi-instrumentalist Spencer Krug. Krug was at that point perhaps best known as the pianist, singer, and a primary songwriter for indie bands Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, but has also logged time with Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, Fifths of Seven, and more.

The incredibly prolific songwriter used Moonface as an outlet for his dark pop and melodious experiments that didn’t fit with any of his various other more collaborative projects.

Moonface | Fast Peter

The project debuted in recorded form with 2010’s Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums on the Jagjaguwar label, followed the next year by the full-length Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped.

Moonface’s second album, Heartbreaking Bravery, was released in 2012. Krug traveled to Finland to record the album with Helsinki band Siinai, who had toured Europe with Wolf Parade in 2009. Krug sang and played keyboards on the album, with Siinai filling out its moody compositions.

Moonface  LIVE

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 21:00 CET
Kater Holzig | Michaelkirchstr. 23 | 10179 Berlin/Mitte

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