10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Julia Jacklin, and More

Plus Moonface, Thom Yorke, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 05, 2018

This week Sharon Van Etten and Moonface announced new albums and their lead singles both made this week's Songs of the Week list. Joining them are new standalone singles from Julia JacklinJessie Ware, and SOAK, as well as some singles from upcoming albums, and an eight-minute album track. But our #1 this week is a bonus track that probably shouldn't have been cut from an album released earlier this year. More

Moonface Announces Final Album, Shares New Song “Walk the Circle In the Other Direction”

This One’s For the Dancer & This One’s For the Dancer’s Bouquet Due Out November 2 on Jagjaguwar

Oct 04, 2018

Moonface (aka Canadian musician Spencer Krug from Wolf Parade, among other bands) has announced a new album, This One's For the Dancer & This One's For the Dancer's Bouquet, and shared its first single, the jazzy "Walk the Circle In the Other Direction." Krug is calling this his final album under the Moonface moniker and it's due out November 2 via Jagjaguwar. More

Watch: Moonface and Siinai - “Risto’s Riff” Video

My Best Human Face Out Now on Jagjaguwar

Jun 16, 2016

Moonface (aka Canadian musician Spencer Krug from Wolf Parade, among other bands) has teamed up with Finish band Siinai again for a new album, My Best Human Face, which came out a couple of weeks back on Jagjaguwar. More

Listen: Moonface and Siinai - “Them Call Themselves Old Punks”

My Best Human Face Due Out June 3 on Jagjaguwar

May 19, 2016

Moonface (aka Canadian musician Spencer Krug from Wolf Parade, among other bands) has teamed up with Finish band Siinai again for a new album, My Best Human Face, which is due out June 3 on Jagjaguwar. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Them Call Themselves Old Punks." Listen below. More

Listen: Moonface and Siinai - “Risto’s Riff”

My Best Human Face Out June 3rd via Jagjaguwar

Mar 31, 2016

Today Moonface (aka Spencer Krug) and Siinai have announced the June 3rd release of their new album, My Best Human Face, and have shared its first single "Risto's Riff." More

Moonface Announces “City Wrecker” EP

Shares Music Video for Title Track

Aug 05, 2014

Canadian musical artist Spencer Krug, a.k.a. Moonface, has announced the forthcoming release of a brand new EP titled City Wrecker. More

Aug 27, 2013

Canadian musical artist Spencer Krug, a.k.a. Moonface, has announced the upcoming release of his newest album, Julia With Blue Jeans On. More

Nov 15, 2012

Things get surreal in the stunning black and white video for “Headed For the Door,” a cut from Moonface’s recently released album, With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery. We’re pleased to host the video premiere.  More

Aug 30, 2012

Moonface (aka Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, and Swan Lake) has released a strange exercise video for "I'm Not the Phoenix Yet." It's as if Olivia Newton John's "Physical" video was all shot in extreme close up. More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Apr 10, 2012

Releasing next week With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, the latest full-length effort of his ongoing Moonface project songwriter Spencer Krug has debuted a stunning music video for the included cut "Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips." More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Summer Issue Features 50 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Articles on Stephin Merritt, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, My Morning Jacket, Handsome Furs, and more

Aug 04, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's Summer Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 50 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 11 bonus articles, and 13 bonus reviews. While we certainly still encourage you to pick up the print version (on newsstands now), we also recommend checking out the digital version, which is viewable on your iPad, Mac, PC, and Android device. The Summer Issue's digital version includes exclusive articles on Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, My Morning Jacket, The RaptureTwin Sister, Stephin Merritt, and others. Order the digital version of the Summer Issue here or subscribe to the digital version here. More

Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Listen: Moonface “The Way You Wish You Could Live in the Storm”

Organ Music not Vibraphone like I'd Hoped Out August 2

Jun 28, 2011

Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Frog Eyes) has announced the release date of the first solo-full length as Moonface (due August 2 via Jagjaguwar). More

Moonface Announce Full-Length Debut

'Organ Music not Vibraphone like I'd Hoped' Due Out Aug. 2

May 20, 2011

Wolf Parade frontman Spencer Krug will release his solo record, under the moniker Moonface, this summer. And you can expect it to be nothing like Wolf Parade. We have the details. More



Say Goodbye to Your Feral Days

Oct 07, 2011

Spencer Krug is a restless man who has never been shy about his myriad ambitions or apologized for them. His two bands—Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown—have been parked under “indefinite hiatus” for the foreseeable future. With his two beloved bands on the backburner, Krug is content to let his muse carry him wherever it may go. His perpetual creative momentum has led him to creating the alias Moonface which Krug hopes will help him avoid creative stagnancy. His debut LP as Moonface, Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, is full of warm, buzzing organ drones, cascading melodic figures, analog beats and loops, but, as the title suggests, no vibraphone. More


City Wrecker EP

City Wrecker EP

Secretly Canadian

Oct 08, 2014

Spencer Krug's fifth recording as Moonface, the 5-song EP City Wrecker, continues along the path he walked on 2013's Julia With Blue Jeans On: it's simply Krug's voice and a piano. More

Julia With Blue Jeans On

Julia With Blue Jeans On


Oct 29, 2013

A Spencer Krug piano album-it had to happen sometime. In truth, the indie rock canon Krug's been mining over the past decade always seemed ill-fitting for his spectral croon. His is a voice that demands unfettered attention; one that craves a simple canvas from which to exhale mystical, metaphorical tropes. And somehow you knew the canvas was always going to be the piano. More

Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped

Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped


Aug 01, 2011

When does Spencer Krug have time to grocery shop? During downtime between Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, the gatherer of no moss is back with his second installment as Moonface. More

Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums

Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums


Mar 11, 2010

For a time I was convinced Spencer Krug did not sleep, instead spending his nights tapping away at a Casio keyboard, penning his next great indie rock fantasy. In addition to his role as Sunset Rubdown's frontman, the Canadian avant-rocker balances responsibilities in Wolf Parade and Swan Lake, as well as a burgeoning solo project deemed Moonface. With the release of Moonface's Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums, there's musical proof that Krug does, in fact, find the time for shut-eyeand that he dreams quite a bit while doing so. More