Moonface (aka Canadian musician Spencer Krug from Wolf Parade, among other bands) has announced a new album, This One’s For the Dancer & This One’s For the Dancer’s Bouquet, and shared its first single, the jazzy “Walk the Circle In the Other Direction.” Krug is calling this his final album under the Moonface moniker and it’s due out November 2 via Jagjaguwar. Listen to “Walk the Circle In the Other Direction” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.
This One’s For the Dancer & This One’s For the Dancer’s Bouquet combines two separate projects into one. Half the album was recorded in a different year, in a different studio, in a different city, and with different collaborators than the other half. Half the album is sung from the perspective of the Minotaur from Greek mythology, the other half is written from Krug’s own point of view.
Krug had this to say about the album in a press release: “I never made an album under that name I was embarrassed by, and this is one of my favorites, so I may as well get out while I still can, on a personal high note to boot. Take this album as a sort of parting gift before Moonface sails into oblivion; the alter-ego’s final offering.”
The press release describes the sound of the album like this: “This One’s For the Dancer & This One’s For the Dancer’s Bouquet is an experimental, amorphous listen, oscillating between jazzier meditations and frenetic rock imbued with marimbas, xylophones, and steel drum.”
Moonface’s last album was 2016’s My Best Human Face, in which he once again teamed up with Finish band Siinai (Moonface and Siinai previously collaborated on the 2012 album Heartbreaking Bravery).
This One’s For the Dancer & This One’s For the Dancer’s Bouquet Tracklist:
1. Minotaur Forgiving Pasiphae
2. The Cave
3. Minotaur Forgiving Knossos
4. Heartbreaking Bravery II
5. Last Night
6. Minotaur Forgiving Minos
7. Aidan’s Ear
8. Minotaur Forgiving Theseus
9. Sad Suomenlinna
10. Minotaur Forgiving Daedalus
11. Okay to Do This
14. Minotaur Forgiving the White Bull
15. Walk the Circle In the Other Direction
16. Minotaur Forgiving Poseidon