Tuesday, May 24, 2011

[new album] Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped

Huge news from Moonface

Well, our rumors have been confirmed. Fantastic news has been posted over at Jagjaguwar's site, announcing the release date for Spencer Krug's newest album, along with US tour dates.

Recorded under the moniker Moonface, Krug's LP will be entitled Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped. The album is set to drop on August 2, and it appears to only contain 5 tracks. As Krug describes in the press release:
"Organ Music runs around 37 minutes and is dense, but in a satisfying way, I hope, like eating a small, heavy piece of cheesecake. It's music played with an organ, organ beats, organ beeps and bloops, and some digital drums. Music based on layers and loops, the hypnotizing sound of a leslie speaker, and the onslaught of melody. Originally there were something like 9 or 10 almost fully formed songs, but late in the recording process I decided to cut it down to five, crystalizing the good stuff, killing my troublesome darlings, and avoiding the weighty world of a 1.5 hour double LP. You're welcome. Cutting songs is like shucking the husk off a cocunut. Now we can just drink the milk. Now, in my mind at least, there is no filler on this album. Hopefully you will feel the same way. Please, let me serve you cheesecake and coconut milk. Please, enjoy."
To hear said organ beeps and bloops, check out "Fast Peter" below. It seems to be quite a departure from Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, though you may notice the familiar backing vocals from fellow Rubdown-mate Camilla Wynne Ingr contributing the backup vocals. Tour dates are also posted below (no love for Seattle, yet).

MP3 :: Moonface - "Fast Peter"
(from Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped)

Track Listing:
01 :: Return To The Violence Of The Ocean Floor
02 :: Whale Song (Song Instead Of A Kiss)
03 :: Fast Peter
04 :: Shit-Hawk In The Snow
05 :: Loose Heart = Loose Plan

Moonface tour dates:
07/13/11 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
07/14/11 - London, ON - Call The Office
07/15/11 - Detroit, MI - The Lager House
07/16/11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07/17/11 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
07/19/11 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
07/20/11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
07/21/11 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
07/22/11 - Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade
07/23/11 - Atlanta, GA - 529
07/26/11 - Austin, TX - Emo's Indoors
07/27/11 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
07/29/11 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's
07/30/11 - Nashville, TN - 12th and Porter
07/31/11 - Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording
08/02/11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
08/03/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
08/04/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
08/05/11 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
08/06/11 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore