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.
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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