Friday, January 15, 2010
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.
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 12:43 PM