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By John Norris @jonnynono
True to its title, Heartbreaking Bravery, the excellent third album from Spencer Krug's Moonface and one on which he collaborates with the Finnish band Siinai, is full of busted relationships. But only one track on it, this motorik little gem, has a busted lip in it, and manages to rhyme "lips" with that mother of all Cali rock, Stevie Nicks. Just where that reference comes from--apparently it's a rather specific place--is something that Krug declined to go into when I spoke to him about the record not long ago.
But fittingly for a track that references the woman that gave us Rhiannon, the Welsh witch, the Marsha Balaeva-directed video for the song is chock full of supernatural goings-on. In the woods, in the city, in open fields and on the beach, there are spectral figures, UFO's in the sky, glowing orbs, mirrored faces, blackened eyes, and a floating origami-like head that's just got to be up to no good. Maybe you'll find it unsettling; you'll definitely find it interesting.
Thumbs way up for Mooonface and Siinai's Heartbreaking Bravery, out on Tuesday. Before you get that, get our NV Music Video of the Day, "Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips" from Moonface.