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

My Best Human Face Out June 3rd via Jagjaguwar

Mar 31, 2016
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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," which premiered at Stereogum.

Krug explains the album title: "I called this thing My Best Human Face not only because that's one of my favorite 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."

He added the following about the song: "This song originated with a pleasingly simple riff from guitarist Risto Joensuu, hence the name. For a long time it had a down-tempo, nitty-gritty-rock'n'roll kind of vibe that ultimately left us unable to finish it in a way that we liked, though we weren't exactly sure why. It was like maybe we were making a song for our dads, not ourselves. But then in the recording studio we changed the beat and started playing it really fast instead, and within an hour the music was finished and put to tape. And then we had a round of high-fives. Not literally, but emotionally. Like with our eyes. Eye-fives."

You can listen to "Risto's Riff" below.



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