Moon Duo, Portland’s favourite psyche rockers, are back with what will be their seventh studio album to date, Stars Are The Light.

The duo, made up of Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, have also shared the record’s new lead single which shares the name of the album. “We have changed, the nature of our collaboration has changed, the world has changed, and we wanted the new music to reflect that,” Sanae Yamada said.

While embracing a disco music element to their music, Yamada added: “It’s something we hadn’t referenced in our music before, but its core concepts really align with what we were circling around as we made the album. Disco is dance music, first and foremost, and we were digging our way into the idea of this endless dance of bodies in nature.

“We were also very inspired by the space and community of a disco – a space of free self-expression through dance, fashion, and mode of being; where everyone was welcome, diversity was celebrated, and identity could be fluid; where the life force that animates each of us differently could flower.” 

Taking the record to the next level, the band have teamed up with Pete Kember (AKA Sonic Boom/Spacemen 3) who has mixed the album to combine the new direction while retaining the iconic sound of the guitar-driven psych rock.

Track of the Day:

Stars Are The Light Tracklist: 
01. Flying
02. Stars Are The Light
03. Fall In Your Love
04. The World And The Sun
05. Lost Heads
06. Eternal Shore
07. Eye 2 Eye
08. Fever Night

Moon Duo Tour Dates:

October 
17 – Ghent, Belgium @ Videodroom
18 – Krakow, Poland @ Malopolski Garden Of The Arts
20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
21 – Berlin, Germany @ Volksbuhne
23 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
24 – Vevey, Switzerland @ Rocking Chair
26 – Angers, France @ Le Chabada
28 – London, U.K. @ Earth
29 – Manchester, U.K. @ Dancehouse
30 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Invisible Wind Factory
31 – Glasgow, U.K. @ BAAD

November 
01 – Birmingham, U.K. @ The Crossing
02 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell
04 – Brighton, U.K. @ St. Bartholomew’s Church
05 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
09 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who
12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
13 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Underground Arts
14 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
15 – Kingston, N.Y. @ BSP
16 – Montreal, Que. @ SAT
18 – Toronto, Ont. @ Longboat Hall
19 – Detroit, Mich. @ MOCAD
20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
25 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
26 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
27 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Hollywood 

Comments

No more articles