Earlier this year, Wolf Parade announced they were reuniting, but the individual members of the band are still keeping their other projects going. Spencer Krug just announced a new album with his Moonface project, featuring Siinai, with whom he collaborated on 2012’s Heartbreaking Bravery. On June 3, Moonface and Siinai will release My Best Human Face via Jagjaguwar. They’ve released a new track from the album, titled “Risto’s Riff,” via Stereogum. which you can stream below.
Krug released a statement about the title and themes of the album:
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.
Moonface and Siinai My Best Human Face tracklist:
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