- With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #129 / 881
USER SCORE
78
Based on
12 ratings

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90
Tiny Mix Tapes

The previous two Moonface records were, to varying degrees, half-hearted, cryptic, and jammy, whereas Heartbreaking Bravery is nothing if not lucid and bulging with heart.

90
PopMatters

Rather than leading Krug to indulge in his noodling fantasies, Siinai seems to have forced him to the other end of the spectrum, the place where hooks reign supreme.

85
The 405

Heartbreaking Bravery represents the perfect bridge between his many conduits - another reminder of how restless, brilliantly creative, and progressive an artist Spencer Krug is.

83
A.V. Club

With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, weaves an instrumental, Krautrock-inspired thrum that’s nothing short of gorgeous.

80
Beats Per Minute

While it’s no carbon copy of sounds past, it does recall similar qualities to Wolf Parade

71
Pitchfork

There's a purposeful simplicity to its narrative approach and a concreteness to its imagery-- even when our narrator sounds less than engaged.

71
Paste

Heartbreaking Bravery is pretty far-out and difficult to pigeonhole, even for Krug’s standards—but what sets is apart from the rest of his catalog is a dark, throbbing instrumental cohesion.

70
Consequence of Sound

The result is a blend of startling lyrical depth and slow, whirlpools of murky music.

70
Drowned in Sound

Certainly this is an engaging collection that offers exposure for Siinai and a kick up the arse for Moonface.

60
NME

Swirling synths abound, but remain encased in four-minute micro-epics which sometimes mine the icy ambition of pre-megastardom Simple Minds.

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DETAILS

April 17, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
Experimental / Genres
www.moonface.ca / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 28 - The Line of Best Fit
# 33 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 10 - PopMatters (Indie Rock)
Track List
  1. Heartbreaking Bravery 
  2. Yesterday's Fire 
  3. Shitty City 
  4. Quickfire, I Tried 
  5. I'm Not the Phoenix Yet 
  6. 10,000 Scorpions 
  7. Faraway Lightning 
  8. Headed for the Door 
  9. Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips 
  10. Lay Your Cheek on Down
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Added on: February 10, 2012