Moonface With Siinai - Heartbreaking Bravery cover

In Spencer Krug‘s dense, sprawling musical domain, bands come and go — whether that means putting Wolf Parade on indefinite hiatus or seemingly neglecting his former side-project Sunset Rubdown — on an almost annual basis. His newest project under the pseudonym Moonface (after releasing three previous EPs that were startlingly different in style) is a minimalist rock collaboration with Finnish band Siinai entitled Heartbreaking Bravery.

Compared to his denser, more complex compositions in previous Moonface releases (and really, Krug’s entire back catalogue), Heartbreaking Bravery is the kind of work many fans have been asking for — controlled, melodic, and (relatively) stripped-down.

That being said, check out the newest video for “Faraway Lightning” which was directed by UK artist Marsha Balaeva, who also created the video for Moonface’s “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips.” A dreamy, stop-motion art video heavy on desert imagery, director Balaeva says the video is meant to represent the “story of heartbreak in metaphors relating to the five stages of grief starting with denial.”

Krug, one of my favorite performers to see live, will bring his magic (and the full backing group Siinai) to the Independent on September 12th. Don’t miss it.

Tour Dates:
06/26/12 Nashville, TN: 12th & Porter
06/27/12 Atlanta, GA: Earl
06/28/12 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
06/29/12 Baltimore, MD: Sonar
06/30/12 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
07/01/12 Cambridge, MA: TT the Bears

09/04/12 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge
09/05/12 Nampa, ID: Flying M Coffee Garage
09/06/12 Spokane, WA: A Club
09/07/12 Seattle, WA: The Crocodile
09/08/12 Portland, OR: The Doug Fir Lounge
09/09/12 Eugene, OR: Sam Blond’s
09/11/12 Sacramento, CA: Luigis Fun Garden
09/12/12 San Francisco, CA: The Independent
09/13/12 Santa Cruz, CA: The Crepe Place
09/14/12 Visalia, CA: The Cellar Door
09/15/12 Las Vegas, NV: Beauty Bar Las Vegas
09/16/12 Tucson, AZ: Club Congress
09/17/12 Phoenix, AZ: Rhythm Room

The Independent
September 12, 2012