Current album ‘Julia With Blue Jeans On’ available through Jagjaguwar
“The new challenge is to make music for solo piano that’s unironic, emotionally unguarded, and cut adrift from obvious influences. And it’s a triumph” Drowned in Sound
“A purified reminder of his core compositional abilities, and a more complete exploration of a side to his writing previously only glimpsed.” The Skinny
“The album further proves Krug to be a fine songwriter in the fullest sense of the word.” The Quietus
“Julia With Blue Jeans On feels like the album Spencer Krug was always destined to create.” Montreal Gazette
While on tour last Autumn, Moonface performed an intimate show at London’s St. Pancras Old Church. Captured by director Phil Poole this live video of album title track ‘Julia With Blue Jeans On’ showcases how powerful a solo piano can be in the hands of Spencer Krug. The hushed moments are made even more stunning in comparison to the forceful crescendos that fill the church.
Watch the live version of ‘Julia With Blue Jeans On’ here:
Moonface is currently at the beginning of a full European and UK/IE tour, calling at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall on Monday 27th January and continuing on til mid-February before going to the USA. Full details of the European and UK shows are below.
Current album ‘Julia With Blue Jeans On’ abandons the instruments and effects Spencer Krug used during his years in Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. There are no programmed beats, buttons to push, distortion, or overdubs – just a piano and his voice. It’s less noisy, more straightforward music — a Krug-described love record. ‘Julia with Blue Jeans On’s no-barriers approach brings a degree of intimacy and self-reflection unlike anything he has produced to date.
In 2013 Moonface topped year-end charts with #16 at Cokemachineglow, #34 at Drowned in Sound, and #46 at The Quietus.
Stream the whole album on Spotify.
Watch the ‘Barbarian’ video here:
Watch the dramatic Paper Bag session for ‘Love The House You’re In’, as originally premiered by The Quietus:
UK/EU tour dates:
01/24/14 Lahti, FI – Vanha Juko Theater
01/25/14 Helsinki, FI – Korjaamo Culture Factory –
01/27/14 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
01/29/14 Dublin, IE – St. Werburgh’s Church w/ Katie Kim & Niamh McCormack Sings – get tickets
01/31/14 Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
02/01/14 Dijon, FR – House Show
02/03/14 Fribourg, CH – Fri-Son
02/04/14 Cologne, DE – Theater der Wohngemeinschaft
02/06/14 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
02/07/14 Brugge, BE – Cactus
02/08/14 Amsterdam, NL – People’s Place
02/09/14 Berlin, DE – HO Berlin
02/11/14 Copenhagen, DK – Frost Festival
02/13/14 Stavanger, NO – Tungenes Lighthouse
02/14/14 Oslo, NO – Mono
02/15/14 Stockholm, SE – Scandic Grand Central