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Moonface and Siinai announce new album

By | Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016

Moonface & Siinai

Moonface and Siinai are back with a new collaboration, ‘My Best Human Face’. Their second album together, it will be released through Jagjaguwar on 3 Jun.

“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”, explains Moonface, aka Spencer Krug. “The title speaks to the vague theme of identity-confusion that is loosely woven into the songs – a reoccurring theme I recognised only after the writing was done”.

He continues: “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 track from the album, ‘Risto’s Riff’, is available now, of which Krug says: “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”.

Eye-fives all round. Listen to ‘Risto’s Riff’ here: