Friday, January 15, 2010

Moon Duo

Moon Duo come from San Francisco. The band consists of Wooden Shjips guitarist/singer Erik "Ripley" Johnson along with his female partner Sanae Yamada, and together they make a sound as big as the sky. Focusing heavily on guitar, percussion, keyboard and organ, Moon Duo create psychedelic Krautrock that lures its prey with a trance-inducing, hypnotic bop that extends to infinity.

The band released an acclaimed EP and single in 2009, and will be releasing their debut full-length "Escape" on Woodsist in February. Both of the releases from last year are cool in different ways, and from what I've heard the full-length continues that trend. It's hard to believe drone can come in so many tasty flavors. "Moon Duo keeps the three D's (drone, distortion, dissonance) going but adds a little more melody." -SFweekly

Moon Duo will be heading to Austin for SXSW in March, before the Wooden Shjips set sail for Europe in April.


Matthew said...

Thanks Mr. Curiosity! This is a great post. I've also been enjoying the tracks I've heard from Moon Duo.

Mr. Curiosity said...

Glad you dig it. Thanks for the follow!

fokkawolfe said...

The new video for Killing Time is pretty sweet! Blogged on it here: