Hear Moonface’s Epic Siinai Team-Up ‘Headed for the Door’
'With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery' is out April 17
Ready for seven-plus minutes of one of Canada’s most wonderfully oblique indie-rock yelpers fronting “Finland’s greatest krautrock band”? Of course you are! Moonface a.k.a. Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake) has already unveiled one taste of his upcoming Moonface collaboration with Helsinki quartet Siinai, the sounds-like-David-Bowie, name-checks-Stevie-Nicks ambient-rock chugger “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips.” Krug’s latest track with the band behind SPIN Essential album Olympic Games is at once far huger and somewhat smaller: Krug’s quavering vocals address a faltering relationship with disarming specificity, but Siinai’s spaced-out keyboards and unremitting stomp are big enough for a Hollywood blockbuster (though, it must be said, probably not Appalachian enough for The Hunger Games). As the song stretches out, the intensity of Krug’s lyrics come to match the grandeur of the backing, even encompassing blood and gore (rhymes with “door,” see?!). Also pay attention for the spoken-word interlude: “I heard that you’ve turned into a goth, and I think that’s great, if that’s what makes you happy.” Moonface’s With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery lands April 17 via Jagjaguwar, and we think that’s great. Make yourself happy.