Available now. Very limited quantities available. The first solo album released on Spencer Krug's own label. Krug is a founding member of critically acclaimed bands Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, and Moonface. "Fading Graffiti" is an experiment in two ways. The first is the way in which it reimagines what were once intricate piano ballads - originally posted to his Patreon page over the course of 2019 - into full-band rock songs. The approach found the songs brimming with new electricity, yet still alluring in their abstract lyricism and unconventional structures. The second experiment taking place: this is Krug's first self-release, with Patreon used to help fund the album.
July 15 street date. Since the start of 2019, Spencer Krug has posted a new song to his Patreon page every month. The songs on the aptly named "Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty One" are selected from those posted throughout 2020 and 2021. They've been remixed and remastered into a single album, one laced with the vague sense of anxiety the world provided for so many of us during that time, but also made while Krug entered into the chaotic, blissful fog of parenthood, and so contains a necessary dose of optimism. While no stranger to self-producing, 2020 and 2021 found Krug diving deeper than ever into the possibilities of his home setup, and therein refining a distinct blend of richly analog-acoustic and unabashedly artificial sounds. This self-aware and apparently self-pleasing juxtaposition is the texture making up a lot of the album, adorned with Krug's half-baked confessionalist poetry; ill-informed takes and recluse-revelations sung out from within his cave-ish Vancouver Island backyard studio.