Moon Duo to release the celestial Stars Are the Light on Sacred Bones, followed by earthbound dates

Moon Duo to release the celestial Stars Are the Light on Sacred Bones, followed by earthbound dates
Photo: Jasmine Pasquill

Despite nosy neighbors and nosier family members constantly cramping our stylez, we prefer to be solitary creatures. Working with another has its own stresses and complications. Partnership can be a pain in the ass, but imagine having to ply your trade together on the moon. Now that would be a pain in the ass-and-a-half!

We’ve come to expect the unexpected from the magickal Moon Duo, so if anyone could conjointly crank out blissful jams in temperatures ranging from 260 degrees F to -280 degrees F, it would be heavenly bodies Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada. After umpteen releases and light years spent together, these two have the working-together thing down pat. The duo will be resting on terra firma for at least the next six months, as they’ve announced details of a new album and a bunch of North American tour dates.

Stars Are the Light is the band’s seventh full-length, and it will be released September 27 on our planet through Sacred Bones. With impeccable production by Sonic Boom (Spaceman 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.), Stars Are the Light marks a change in direction for the band, as heard on the truly celestial title track from the album below (is anyone else getting a very strong and very great late-80s/early-90s UK baggy/shoegazey vibe from this?).

Pre-orders can be found here and here. Don’t forget to scan the new North American dates and the already-announced European shows below too.


Stars Are the Light tracklist:

01. Flying
02. Stars Are the Light
03. Fall in Your Love
04. The World and The Sun
05. Lost Heads
06. Eternal Shore
07. Eye 2 Eye
80. Fever Night

Moon Duo tour dates:

10.17.19 - Ghent, Belgium - Videodroom
10.18.19 - Krakow, Poland - Malopolski Garden of the Arts
10.20.19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord
10.21.19 - Berlin, Germany - Volksbuhne
10.23.19 - Zurich, Switzerland - Bogen F
10.24.19 - Vevey, Switzerland - Rocking Chair
10.26.19 - Angers, FR - Le Chabada
10.28.19 - London, UK - EartH
10.29.19 - Manchester, UK - Dancehouse
10.30.19 - Liverpool, UK - Invisible Wind Factory
10.31.19 - Glasgow, UK - BAAD
11.01.19 - Birmingham, UK - The Crossing
11.02.19 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11.04.19 - Brighton, UK - St. Bartholomew’s Church
11.05.19 - Paris, France - Petit Bain
11.09.19 - Utrecht, Neytherlands - Le Guess Who?
11.12.19 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11.13.19 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
11.14.19 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
11.15.19 - Kingston, NY - BSP (Raven Sings the Blues Anniversary Party)
11.16.19 - Montreal, QC - SAT
11.18.19 - Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
11.19.19 - Detroit, MI - MOCAD
11.20.19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
11.22.19 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
11.25.19 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11.26.19 - Seattle, WA - Neumos Stage @ Capitol Hill Block Party
11.27.19 - Vancouver, BC - New Hollywood Theatre

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