Published Mar 31, 2016Wolf Parade may be recapturing their glory days with an upcoming reunion, but the band's musical spin-off projects aren't slowing down at all. Tomorrow (April 1), Dan Boeckner's Operators drop their debut album Blue Wave, and now Spencer Krug has revealed plans for the next Moonface release.
Under his solo moniker, Krug has once again teamed up with Finnish outfit Siinai for a new record titled My Best Human Face. The album is due out on June 3 through Jagjaguwar, and it's available for pre-order now. It follows Moonface's 2014 EP City Wrecker and the previous joint album With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, which came out back in 2012.
Krug has released a statement about the meaning behind the new material, which reads:
I called this thing My Best Human Face not only because that's one of my favourite lines on the album, but because I sometimes don't know who I am, or if I'm as kind and generous and happy as other people. The title speaks to the vague theme of identity-confusion that is loosely woven into the songs — a reoccurring theme I recognized only after the writing was done. It's a confusion which I think exists for most of us, sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be the campfire in the middle of our circle; we don't have to stare into the flames. It's simply not that important. At end of it all, these are good-time songs, meant to inspire good times in the listener. They were made joyously, with a stubborn love of music at their centre. And while some of the content might be dark or sad, the memories of making these songs brings only gladness and gratitude, and it's their construction, not deconstruction, that I want to celebrate now.
The first single from the upcoming LP has now arrived, and you can hear "Risto's Riff" right now. Krug explains that the track started out with a "downtempo, nitty-gritty-rock'n'roll kind of vibe" that felt more like "a song for our dads, not ourselves." By the time they finished in the studio, though, the track was totally revamped and now serves as an exciting art-rock jam, bristling with a totally youthful and not at all dad-like electricity.
Scroll past the tracklisting for My Best Human Face to hear "Risto's Riff" in the player below.
My Best Human Face:
1. The Nightclub Artiste
2. Risto's Riff
3. Them Call Themselves Old Punks
4. Ugly Flower Pretty Vase
5. City Wrecker
6. Prairie Boy
7. The Queen Of Both Darkness And Light