SPENCER KRUG – ” Fading Graffiti “

Posted: April 16, 2021 in MUSIC
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Spencer Krug has released an insane amount of music over the past two decades — with Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake, his solo project Moonface, and more — but in all that time he’s never put out an album under his own name. Until now. “I’m just tired of the name [Moonface], and crave the excitement of a clean slate,” Spencer said in 2018 when he revealed that he’d be retiring his former moniker. “I’m in my 40s now, and ready to make music and tour under my own name – Spencer Krug; ready to get personally behind what I do in a more literal and meaningful way.”

In 2019, Spencer began releasing a song a month on his Patreon, and now he has completed his first album as Spencer Krug, featuring full-band versions of songs that were originally released as piano ballads via Patreon. It’s some of Spencer’s most earthy music — full of breezy acoustic guitars, piano, and a great deal of pedal steel — and it’s nice to hear him make such a relaxed, stripped-back album. And though the arrangements are a little more straightforward for his standards, the song writing is about as classic Spencer Krug as it gets.

Long time fans will find this comfortingly familiar, and if this album is the first you’re hearing from Spencer, this album would give you a good idea of what makes his song writing so special and timeless.

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