Moon Duo announce the second part of their bipolar occult venture, Occult Architecture Vol. 2 (this time with flowers)

Moon Duo announce the second part of their bipolar occult venture, Occult Architecture Vol. 2 (this time with flowers)
For every bummer, there's a mania.

Releasing the first of a two-part album partially inspired by general notions of the paranormal, Moon Duo keyboardist Sanae Yamada offered the following commentary in conjunction: “the two parts are also intended to represent inverted components of a singular entity, like two faces on the same head which stare always in opposite directions but are inextricably driven by the same brain.” And while it might be easy to imagine past shows on TLC drowning out what this means in a musical context, it’s important consider the tone of Occult Architecture Vol. 1, which came out on Sacred Bones a mere month ago. That album genuinely sounded like a throwback to cold wave in parts; and even though the psych guitar work of Ripley Johnson certainly persisted as bright and recognizable at times, the overall tendency toward darkness was apparent.

Thankfully, Occult Architecture Vol. 2 has just been announced for release on May 5, and judging by everything related to the track “Lost in Light” (watch the video down below, animated by Micah Buzan), the album is destined to be the jubilant “Yang” to the duo’s prior stolid “Yin.” As long as you haven’t recently experienced some sort of “reverse blindness,” you may notice the clip’s antipodean quality when compared with Vol. 1’s vid for “Cold Fear.” And, as long as you haven’t experienced any sort of “regular blindness” after watching the clip, pre-order the album over here, and check out the pair’s ongoing 2017 tour dates below.

Occult Architecture Vol. 2 tracklisting:

01. New Dawn
02. Mirror’s Edge
03. Sevens
04. Lost in Light
05. The Crystal World

Moon Duo tour of Earth:

03.15.17 - Newcastle, UK - Northumbria University
03.16.17 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall
03.17.17 - London, UK - Heaven
03.18.17 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo
03.19.17 - Nancy, FR - L’Autre Canal
03.20.17 - Zurich, CH - Plaza
03.23.17 - Budapest, HU - A38
03.24.17 - Graz, AT - Orpheum Extra
03.25.17 - Vienna, AT - Chelsea
03.27.17 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
03.28.17 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
03.29.17 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumphuset
03.30.17 - Oslo, NO - Bla
03.31.17 - Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan
04.01.17 - Gothenburg, SE - Pusterviks
04.03.17 - Groningen, NL - Vera Club
04.04.17 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
04.05.17 - Eindhoven, NL - Effenaar
04.06.17 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
04.07.17 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
04.08.17 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
04. 21.17 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
04.22.17 - Detroit, MI - El Club
04.23.17 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
04.25.17 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
04.26.17 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
04.27.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
04.28.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
04.29.17 - Washington, DC - DC9
04.30.17 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
06.08.17 - Ravenna, IT - Beaches Brew
06.10.17 - Barcelona, ES - Unload Club
06.12.17 - Bilboa, ES - Kafe Antzokia
06.13.17 - Madrid, ES - Caracol
06.14.17 - Biarritz, FR - Wheels and Waves Festival
06.15.17 - Montpellier, FR - Le Rockstore
06.19.17 - Antwerp, BE - Trix
06.20.17 - Brussels, BE - Les Ateliers Claus
06. 24.17 - Sat. July 1 – Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
08.18.17 - Parades De Coura, PT - Parades de Coura

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