Moon Duo – “Stars Are The Light”


Though there’s been plenty of activity through Ripley Johnson’s camp lately, its been a couple of years since we’ve heard from Moon Duo. The band is back with a new full length on September 27th and it marks a bit of a sonic shift for the band. Their last album was split into halves — a yin yang of light and dark, with Volume II skewing softer than the band had ever ventured. Still there was the familiar motorik grind bubbling underneath the strums, though. On “Stars Are The Light” the band bubbles along on an effervescent beat, vocals lost in a cloud of bliss and those familiar guitars lines still dripping but no longer lashing. Did the lightness win? Is this the celebratory sound at the end of the battle? I suppose the whole album will have to land in our laps before that question is answered.

For now this is a summer quencher from the Duo, wrapped up in artwork by RSTB favorite Ardneks and Sonic Boom is behind the mixing desk this time around. Turn this one up and let the breezes batter away your blues. Also, I’m very excited to be able to announce that, for you Upstate, upstate adjacent types, and city dwellers looking for an escape, the band will be playing RSTB’s 13th Anniversary this November. The show’s November 15th in Kingston, NY at BSP. Along with Moon Duo Jeffrey Alexander of Dire Wolves will be opening and one more very special guest that will be announced in August when the poster surfaces. Check back for that soon and pick up a ticket here.

Support the artist. Buy it HERE.

Moon Duo Tour Dates:
Thu. Oct. 17 – Ghent, BE @ Videodroom
Fri. Oct. 18 – Krakow, PL @ Malopolski Garden Of The Arts
Sun. Oct. 20 – Amsterdam, DK @ Paradiso Noord
Mon. Oct. 21 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbuhne
Wed. Oct. 23 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu. Oct. 24 – Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair
Sat. Oct. 26 – Angers, FR @ Le Chabada
Mon. Oct. 28 – London, UK @ Earth
Tue. Oct. 29 – Manchester, UK @ Dancehouse
Wed. Oct. 30 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
Thu. Oct. 31 – Glasgow, UK @ BAAD
Fri. Nov. 1 – Birmingham, UK @ The Crossing
Sat. Nov. 2 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
Mon. Nov. 4 – Brighton, UK @ St. Bartholomew’s Church
Tue. Nov. 5 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
Sat. Nov. 9 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who
Tue. Nov. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed. Nov. 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Thu. Nov. 14 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Fri. Nov. 15 – Kingston, NY @ BSP (RSTB 13th Anniversary) w/ Jeffrey Alexander + TBA
Sat. Nov. 16 – Montreal, QC @ SAT
Mon. Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall
Tue. Nov. 19 – Detroit, MI @ MOCAD
Wed. Nov. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Fri. Nov. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Mon. Nov. 25 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Tue. Nov 26 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Wed. Nov. 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood

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