Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Moon Duo - Mazes

San Francisco's Moon Duo released their second proper full-length on Sacred Bones today. Do yourself a favor and snag a copy. The album is called Mazes, and it's filled with 45 minutes of glorious psych-kraut-rock to find yourself lost in. Moon Duo frontman Ripley Johnson provides commentary on each track over at self-titled magazine, where you can also stream the entire album. If you can find it, the release is also coupled with an 8-song remix cd featuring remixes by Psychic Ills, Gary War, Cave, and more. 
via Sacred Bones Records:
"For just over two years now Ripley Johnson (Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada have been burning up the scene with their propulsive beats and compelling acid washed shows. Formed in San Francisco, the duo recently relocated to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This record, however, was cut in Berlin. Certainly the most pop-oriented batch of songs the band has ever delivered, Mazes reveals a more accessible vocal delivery and song structure that is sure to appeal to a wide audience not necessarily well-versed in the psych underground. The concepts of minimalism, expansion through repetition and sensory distortion are all still here and the dynamic interplay between Ripley’s guitar and Sanae’s keyboard continue to push this band and genre into uncharted territory."