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The Soft Moon announces California tour dates with Autolux

By February 7, 2011No Comments

The Soft Moon

STREAM – “When It’s Over” –

VIDEO: “Circles”

On the heels of two sensually dark 7 inches, Luis Vasquez of The Soft Moon, prepares his self-titled debut full-length on Captured Tracks, set for release on November 16th.

Raised under the burning sun of the Mojave desert, Vasquez channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt decidedly dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics. It’s a record set somewhere in the near post-apocalypse where technology enchants as much as it destroys. The sound palette in particular harks backs to the sonic experimentation of krautrock and early post-punk. But an urgent sense of futurism pulls Soft Moon out of nostalgia and towards some uncanny sort of new florescent void on the horizon. Globular synth melodies dance over a guzzling motorik beat reminiscent of Neu! Bass guitar riffs fissure and crack. Chants, whispers, and echoed screams wave in and over the empty space, equal part mourning of loss and prophetic of life yet to come. Recommended for paranoid train rides in a post-apocalyptic world.


02/10 San Francisco, CA Milk Bar
02/25 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord (Noise Pop Festival) *
03/03 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones ^
03/04 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ^
03/05 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar ^
03/06 San Diego, CA – Casbah ^
03/16 – 03/19 Austin, TX – SXSW
04/30 Austin, TX – The East Side Drive-In (Austin Psych Fest)

* = w/ Black Ryder, Tamaryn
^ = w/ Autolux

The Soft Moon
The Soft Moon
(Captured Tracks)
Street date: Nov. 16, 2010

1. Breathe the Fire
2. Circles
3. Out of Time
4. When It’s Over
5. Dead Love
6. Parallels
7. We Are We
8. Sewer Sickness
9. Into the Depths
10. Primal Eyes
11. Tiny Spiders


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