Moon Duo releases 12″ single of Stooges and Alan Vega covers.

Moon Duo Announces Alan Vega (of Suicide) and The Stooges Covers 12″
and UK/EU Tour

Listen To Moon Duo’s Version of Alan Vega’s “Jukebox Babe” Here

Following a 2017 that saw the release of their critically acclaimed two-part Occult Architectureopus, Portland psych heroes Moon Duo are back with a new limited edition 12″, featuring covers of classic songs by Alan Vega of Suicide and The Stooges. Their new take on Vega’s “Jukebox Babe” is streaming now, and the 12″, which also features The Stooges’ “No Fun,” is due for release on January 19. The band shared the following statement on the songs:
“We started playing ‘No Fun’ after BBC6 Radio asked us to record an Iggy song for his 70th birthday. We added it to our set to work it out for the session and kept playing it every night because everyone loves that song. We worked up a version of ‘Jukebox Babe’ because our sound engineer Larry got it stuck in his head and was singing it all the time. We figured, we may as well play it if we’re going to hear it all the time,” the band explains.
“The Stooges and Iggy, and Suicide/Alan Vega/Martin Rev, are all huge influences on us. But we never want to do faithful covers of great songs, because what’s the point. So we tried to push both of the tracks in less obvious directions, incorporating other influences, like California psych and cosmic disco, giving them more of a summer vibe. We knew Sonic Boom was working outside of Lisbon, so we asked him to produce the tracks, recording them in August for maximal summer heat.”
The band is also announcing a tour beginning on January 26 that will hit the UK, Ireland, Turkey, and Portugal.
STREAM MOON DUO’S VERSION OF ALAN VEGA’S “JUKEBOX BABE”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pDWw7ZVY1s
https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-jukebox-babe-alan-vega-cover/s-QrwMt

MOON DUO TOUR DATES:
Jan. 26, 2018 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
Jan. 27, 2018 – Belfast, UK @ Black Box
Jan. 28, 2018 – Cork, IE @ Crane Lane
Jan. 30, 2018 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
Jan. 31, 2018 – Edinburgh, UK @ La Belle Angele
Feb. 1, 2018 – Manchester, UK @ White Hotel
Feb. 2, 2018 – Liverpool, UK @ District
Feb. 3, 2018 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
Feb. 4, 2018 – London, UK @ XOYO
Feb. 7, 2018 – Istanbul, TR @ Zorlu
Feb. 9, 2018 – Braga, PT @ Gnration
Feb. 10, 2018 – Coimbra, PT @ Salao Brazil
Feb. 11, 2018 – Leiria, PT @ Texas Bar
Feb. 12, 2018 – Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox

PREORDER:
Physical 12” – https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/releases/products/sbr193-moon-duo-jukebox-babe-no-fun
Digital – https://moonduo.bandcamp.com/album/jukebox-babe-no-fun

Download hi-res album art and press images – www.pitchperfectpr.com/moon-duo/
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Moon Duo releases second single from upcoming album.

MOON DUO SHARE NEW SINGLE, “SEVENS,” OFF OCCULT ARCHITECTURE VOL. 2
OUT MAY 5TH ON SACRED BONES 

https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-sevens/

(photo credit – Eleonora Collini)

“if first single ‘Lost In Light’ is any indication, it’ll be an absolutely gorgeous stargazer of a record.”
– Stereogum

Leading to the release of Moon Duo’s Occult Architecture Vol. 2Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamadapresent new single, “Sevens.” Sanae’s ethereal vocals and the cleanliness of the mix make this one of the most immediate and, dare we say, poppiest songs Moon Duo have released to date. Ripley’s supreme shredding throughout leads the way from the depths of winter into the brightness of spring.
The Occult Architecture of Moon Duo’s fourth album is an intricately woven hymn to the invisible structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark into light. Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. Following the Yin (darkness, night, earth) represented on Vol. 1Vol. 2 presents the Yang. Yang means “the bright side of the hill” and is associated with the sun, light and the spirit of heaven. As such, Vol. 2explores the light and airy elements of Moon Duo’s complex psyche.

Moon Duo’s Occult Architecture Vol. 2 is out May 5th via Sacred Bones. Following the February release of Vol. 1, the band is currently touring Europe. They’ll return stateside for a spring tour throughout the Midwest and east coast, including a collaborative set with Jim Jarmusch at the Sacred Bones 10 Year Anniversary show on May 20th in Brooklyn.

Stream Moon Duo’s “Sevens” – 
https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-sevens/

Watch/Listen: 
Occult Architecture Vol. 1 stream — https://open.spotify.com/album/4AlRpwAsVlD0fuDnt9i3XD
Vol. 1’s “Cold Fear” video — https://youtu.be/VwZG_jY9gFs
Vol. 2’s “Lost In Light” video — https://youtu.be/7rP-9axxbO4
Vol. 1’s “Creepin’” stream — https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-creepin/s-4zh7u

Pre-order Occult Architecture Vol. 2
http://hyperurl.co/OAVol2

Purchase Occult Architecture Vol. 1 — 
Via iTunes – http://hyperurl.co/OAVol1
Via Bandcamp – https://moonduo.bandcamp.com/album/occult-architecture-vol-1

Moon Duo Tour Dates:
Mon. Mar. 27 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Tue. Mar. 28 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Wed. Mar. 29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumphuset
Thu. Mar. 30 – Oslo, NO @ Bla
Fri. Mar. 31 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
Sat. Apr. 1 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pusterviks
Mon. Apr. 3 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club
Tue. Apr. 4 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Wed. Apr. 5 – Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
Thu. Apr. 6 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Fri. Apr. 7 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat. Apr. 8 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Fri. Apr. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Apr. 22 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sun. Apr. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Tue. Apr. 25 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Wed. Apr. 26 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Thu. Apr. 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Fri. Apr. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Apr. 29 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Sun. Apr. 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Mon. May 1 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Fri. May 5 – Portland, OR @ Kelly’s Olympian – Record Release Show ^
Sat. May 6 – Portland, OR @ Kelly’s Olympian – Record Release Show ^
Sat. May 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Greenpoint Terminal – Sacred Bones 10 Year Anniversary Show *
Mon. June 5 – Dachau, DE @ Kultursommer Dachau #
Thu. June 8 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew
Sat. June 10 – Barcelona, ES @ Unload Club
Sun. June 11 – San Sebastian, ES @ DabaDaba
Mon. June 12 – Bilboa, ES @ Kafe Antzokia
Tue. June 13 – Madrid, ES @ Caracol
Wed June 14 – Biarritz, FR @ Wheels and Waves Festival
Thu. June 15 – Montpellier, FR @ Le Rockstore
Sat. June 17 – Luzern, CH @ B-Sides Festival
Mon. June 19 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Tue. June 20 – Brussels, BE @ Les Ateliers Claus
Fri. June 30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Fri Aug. 18 – Parades De Coura, PT @ Parades de Coura

^ = with Heron Oblivian
* = collaborative set with Jim Jarmusch
# = with Dinosaur Jr.

(Occult Architecture Vol. 2 cover art)
Download hi-res album art and press images – www.pitchperfectpr.com/moon-duo/

Moon Duo’s new album, “Occult Architecture Vol. 2,” due May 5th.

MOON DUO ANNOUNCE OCCULT ARCHITECTURE VOL. 2,
OUT MAY 5TH ON SACRED BONES

STREAM/WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “LOST IN LIGHT”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rP-9axxbO4
https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-lost-in-light/s-WEKtG

(above image of Moon Duo by John Jeffrey, post art by Jasmine Pasquill)
Following the recent release of Occult Architecture Vol. 1, Moon Duo – guitarist Ripley Johnson and keyboardist Sanae Yamada — announce the details of Vol. 2, the second part of their psychedelic opus, set for a May 5th release via Sacred Bones. The announcement comes with a new single, “Lost in Light,” and its accompanying video, which gives a glimpse into the shimmering world that represents the lighter half of this Yin and Yang themed creation – the Yang.

Directed by Micah Buzan, the “Lost In Light” video was created as a counter-reaction to his previous animation for Vol. 1’s “Cold Fear.” He explains: “’Lost In Light’ is the Yang to ‘Cold Fear’s Yin. In ‘Cold Fear’ the aliens ruled the planet in their giant skyscrapers and tortured humanoids. ‘Lost In Light’ continues the story of ‘Cold Fear’ a million years into the future, when the aliens have died off after exhausting the planet’s resources, and nature reclaims the land. Huge flowers grow out of the dead humanoids, aliens, and their buildings. Moon Duo emerge from an alien’s head as a flower and rainbow, becoming one with the planet as the sun absorbs everything into oblivion.”

The Occult Architecture of Moon Duo’s fourth album is an intricately woven hymn to the invisible structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark into light. Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. Following the Yin (darkness, night, earth) represented on Vol. 1, Vol. 2 presents the Yang. Yang means “the bright side of the hill” and is associated with the sun, light and the spirit of heaven. As such, Vol. 2 explores the light and airy elements of Moon Duo’s complex psyche.

“In production we referred to Vol. 1 as the fuzz dungeon, and Vol. 2 as the crystal palace,” guitarist Ripley Johnson explains. “The darkness of Vol. 1 gave birth to the light of Vol. 2. We had to have both elements in order to complete the cycle. We’re releasing them separately to allow them their own space, and to ensure clarity of vision. To that end we also mixed Vol. 2 separately, in the height of Portland summer, focusing on its sonic qualities of lightness, air, and sun. Listeners can ultimately use the two volumes individually or together, depending on circumstance or the desired effect.”

Watch Moon Duo’s “Lost in Light” Video –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rP-9axxbO4

Stream “Lost in Light” –
https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-lost-in-light/s-WEKtG

Watch/Listen:
Occult Architecture Vol. 1 stream — https://open.spotify.com/album/4AlRpwAsVlD0fuDnt9i3XD
“Cold Fear” video — https://youtu.be/VwZG_jY9gFs
“Creepin’” stream — https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-creepin/s-4zh7u

Occult Architecture Vol. 2 Tracklisting:
1. New Dawn
2. Mirror’s Edge
3. Sevens
4. Lost in Light
5. The Crystal World

Pre-order Occult Architecture Vol. 2
http://hyperurl.co/OAVol2

Purchase Occult Architecture Vol. 1
Via iTunes – http://hyperurl.co/OAVol1
Via Bandcamp – https://moonduo.bandcamp.com/album/occult-architecture-vol-1

Moon Duo Tour Dates:
Sat. March 11 – Mexico City, MX @ Festival NRMAL
Wed. Mar. 15 – Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria University
Thu. Mar. 16 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
Fri. Mar. 17 – London, UK @ Heaven
Sat. Mar. 18 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Sun. Mar. 19 – Nancy, FR @ L’Autre Canal
Mon. Mar. 20 – Zurich, CH @ Plaza
Thu. Mar. 23 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Fri. Mar. 24 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum Extra
Sat. Mar. 25 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
Mon. Mar. 27 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Tue. Mar. 28 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
Wed. Mar. 29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumphuset
Thu. Mar. 30 – Oslo, NO @ Bla
Fri. Mar. 31 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
Sat. Apr. 1 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pusterviks
Mon. Apr. 3 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club
Tue. Apr. 4 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Wed. Apr. 5 – Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
Thu. Apr. 6 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Fri. Apr. 7 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat. Apr. 8 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Fri. Apr. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Apr. 22 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sun. Apr. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Tue. Apr. 25 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Wed. Apr. 26 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Thu. Apr. 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Fri. Apr. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Apr. 29 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Sun. Apr. 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Thu. June 8 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew
Sat. June 10 – Barcelona, ES @ Unload Club
Mon. June 12 – Bilboa, ES @ Kafe Antzokia
Tue. June 13 – Madrid, ES @ Caracol
Wed June 14 – Biarritz, FR @ Wheels and Waves Festival
Thu. June 15 – Montpellier, FR @ Le Rockstore
Mon. June 19 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Tue. June 20 – Brussels, BE @ Les Ateliers Claus
Sat. June 24 – Sat. July 1 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Fri Aug. 18 – Parades De Coura, PT @ Parades de Coura

(Occult Architecture Vol. 2 cover art)
Download hi-res album art and press images – www.pitchperfectpr.com/moon-duo/

Moon Duo’s new album due February 03, 2017.

MOON DUO ANNOUNCE OCCULT ARCHITECTURE VOL. 1,
OUT FEBRUARY 3RD ON SACRED BONES, AND NORTH AMERICAN/EUROPEAN TOURSLISTEN TO DEBUT SINGLE, “COLD FEAR”
https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-cold-fear/s-0k477

(above image of Moon Duo by Howard Wise)

The Occult Architecture of Moon Duo’s fourth album – a psychedelic opus in two separate volumes – is an intricately woven hymn to the invisible structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark into light. Occult Architecture Vol. 1 will be released February 3rd on Sacred Bones with tours throughout North America and Europe to follow (all dates are below). Details of Vol. 2 will be announced in the coming months. Today, the band, led by guitarist Ripley Johnson and keyboardist Sanae Yamada, share “haunting, exhilirating” (FADER) debut single, “Cold Fear.”

Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. In Chinese, Yin means “the shady side of the hill” and is associated with the feminine, darkness, night, earth. Following this logic, Vol. 1 embraces and embodies Moon Duo’s darker qualities — released appropriately in the heart of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Written and recorded in their hometown of Portland, Oregon, the two-part epic reflects the hidden energies of rainclouds and sunshine and the deep creep of Northwest forests along with their effect on the psyche, inspired by the occult and esoteric literature of Mary Anne Atwood, Aleister Crowley, Colin Wilson, and Manly P. Hall.

Sonically the new records represent a dimensional shift in perspective for the band. Just as the season of autumn represents letting go in the form of trees shedding leaves, so Occult Architecture is a shedding of genre tropes, and an inviting in of new textures and soundscapes reflective of the album’s shimmering Yin/Yang qualities.

Stream Moon Duo’s “Cold Fear” —
https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/moon-duo-cold-fear/s-0k477Occult Architecture Vol. 1 Tracklisting:
1. The Death Set
2. Cold Fear
3. Creepin’
4. Cross-Town Fade
5. Cult of Moloch
6. Will of the Devil
7. White Rose

Pre-order Occult Architecture Vol. 1:
Via iTunes – http://hyperurl.co/OAVol1
Via Bandcamp – https://moonduo.bandcamp.com/album/occult-architecture-vol-1

Moon Duo Tour Dates:
Wed. Feb. 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Don Quixote’s
Fri. Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat. Feb. 25 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Fri. Mar. 3 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat. Mar. 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
Wed. Mar. 15 – Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria University
Thu. Mar. 16 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
Fri. Mar. 17 – London, UK @ Heaven
Sat. Mar. 18 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Sun. Mar. 19 – Nancy, FR @ L’Autre Canal
Mon. Mar. 20 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
Thu. Mar. 23 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Fri. Mar. 24 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum Extra
Sat. Mar. 25 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
Mon. Mar. 27 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Tue. Mar. 28 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
Wed. Mar. 29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumphuset
Thu. Mar. 30 – Oslo, NO @ Bla
Fri. Mar. 31 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
Sat. Apr. 1 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pusterviks
Mon. Apr. 3 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club
Tue. Apr. 4 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Wed. Apr. 5 – Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
Thu. Apr. 6 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Fri. Apr. 7 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat. Apr. 8 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Fri. Apr. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Apr. 22 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sun. Apr. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Tue. Apr. 25 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Wed. Apr. 26 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Thu. Apr. 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Fri. Apr. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Apr. 29 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Sun. Apr. 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

(Occult Architecture Vol. 1 cover art)