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Moonface Announce Full-Length Debut

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

May 20, 2011 Moonface
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Well, Wolf Parade frontman Spencer Krug hoped for vibraphone, but got organ music instead. At least, according to the title of his debut full-length album under the moniker Moonface.

After releasing Moonface’s 20-minute EP, Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-drums, last year as a 12” through a “pay what you want” system, Jagjaguwar announced today that it will be releasing Organ Music not Vibraphone liked I’d Hope on Aug. 2. Krug had this to say about his upcoming solo record:

“At first this record was going to be another percussion album, not completely unlike the Dreamland EP, done with a vibraphone and some sparse guitar, extra percussion, what have you. But it wasn’t happenening. I don’t know why. Sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Then, one night, laying awake and thinking about music, I suddenly wanted to play an old double-manual organ - the kind from the 80s that you find in your grandmother’s basement. I would procure such an organ, hook it up to big whirling speakers and powerful amplifiers, and make a long, drone-filled, lush and noisy album of intense volume and beauty and poeticism. This was the new plan. Half of it happened.”

So that explains the organ. According to Krug, we can expect something “between pop and lush drone.” And although the Organ Music… is only composed of five tracks, it clocks in at 37 minutes. That’s indeed a lot of long, lush drone. For a tase of Krug’s latest musical project, listen to single “Fast Peter” here. And for Wolf Parade fans, a warning: Krug contends that Moonface will “probably never sound like Wolf Parade.” So open minds, please.



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