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Moon Duo announces West Coast tour dates, playing SXSW

By January 27, 2010No Comments

MP3: “Stumbling 22nd St.”

Moon Duo

San Francisco’s Moon Duo was formed in 2009 by Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson (Wooden Shjips). Inspired initially by the legendary duo of John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Moon Duo counts such variant groups as Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster as touchstones. Utilizing primarily guitar, keyboards, percussion and vocals, the duo plays space against form to create a primordial and disorienting sonic stew. The group released two acclaimed records in 2009: the debut 12″ single, Love on the Sea, on Sick Thirst, and the Killing Time EP on Sacred Bones. Their follow-up long-player, Escape, on Woodsist, marks the fullest realization yet of the young group’s evolving sound.


2/11 · Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA *
2/12 · Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles, CA #$
2/13 · Showcave, Los Angeles, CA #&
2/15 · KDVS Radio, Davis, CA
2/16 · Brookedale Lodge, Santa Cruz, CA %
2/18 · Rendezvous, Seattle, WA +
2/19 · ANZA Club, Vancouver, BC ^
2/20 · East End, Portland, OR @
3/17 – 3/20 SXSW Austin, TX

* = w/ Nothing People, Epikurs Euforie
# = w/ Psychic Handbook
$ = w/ Pocahaunted
& = w/ Former Ghots, Popdrone
% = w/ The Entrance Band, Lights
+ = w/ Du Hexen Hase, Midday Veil
^ = w/ Stellar OM Source, Pacific City Nightlife Vision Band
@ = w/ Urinals, Leaders, Eat Skull


Moon Duo
Street Date: Feb. 16, 2010

Side A
Motorcycle, I Love You
In the Trees

Side B
Stumbling 22nd St

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