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The Soft Moon premieres live video, kicks off California tour with Autolux tonight

By March 3, 2011No Comments

VIDEO – “Tiny Spiders (Live in LA)” –

STREAM – “When It’s Over” –

The Soft Moon

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.


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 Austin, TX – Red 7 (Force Field PR / Terrorbird Day Party)
03/16 Austin, TX – Nuvola (Primavera Sound Festival Party)
03/17 Austin, TX – Austin Museum of Art (G-House Presents Showcase)
03/17 Austin, TX – Beerland (Sacred Bones Records Party)
03/17 Austin, TX – Urban Outfitters (Urban Outfitters Party)
03/18 Austin, TX – The East Side Drive-In (Pitchfork Party)
03/18 Austin, TX – Klub Krucial (Mexican Summer / Gorilla vs. Bear Showcase)
03/30 San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet *
04/30 Austin, TX – The East Side Drive-In (Austin Psych Fest)

^ = w/ Autolux
* = w/ Salem

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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