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First Listen: Moon Duo Unveil New Track ‘SLOW DOWN LOW’

February 5, 2015

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MOON DUO

– SHARE NEW TRACK ‘SLOW DOWN LOW’
– EUROPEAN TOUR THIS APRIL
– ALBUM ‘SHADOW OF THE SUN’ DUE MARCH 2ND ON SACRED BONES

“‘Slow Down Low’ is a ferocious bit of cosmic rock’n’roll that’s itching to break loose” – Dummy 
“First single ‘Animal’ is an impressively fierce burst of space-rock. It only lasts two minutes, but that’s enough time for them to kick you in your third eye.” – Stereogum
“…’Animal’ is a quasi-gothic eruption of distorted guitars, piercing synths and the muffled fuzz of bass, straddling your ears and taking them for a joyride…” – The 405
“Unhinged psychedelia with a rare sense of kinetics” – Clash
“Animal’, a track appropriately titled given the inhuman sound the trio have produced” – DIY 

As the release of Moon Duo’s third album nears, Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada are offering up another taste of Shadow of the Sun with new track ‘Slow Down Low’. LP ‘Shadow of the Sun’ is due out on March 2nd via Sacred Bones & the band are set to tour across Europe this spring.

Whereas debut single, Animal’ featured West Coast punk vibes, ‘Slow Down Low’ presents a cosmic trucker boogie and recognizes no journey is possible without being on the road.

 

Shadow of the Sun was written entirely during an evolving phase for Moon Duo. It was a rare and uneasy rest period, devoid of the constant adrenaline of performing live and the stimulation of traveling through endless moving landscapes. This offered Moon Duo a new space to reflect on all of these previous experiences and cradle them while cultivating the album in the unfamiliar environment of a new dwelling; a dark Portland basement. It was from this stir-crazy fire that Shadow of the Sun was forged.

Catch the three-piece Moon Duo band – Ripley Johnson (guitars), Sanae Yamada (keys) and John Jeffrey(drums) — all over the U.S. and Europe beginning at the end of this month.

Moon Duo tour dates:

Apr 27th – Birmingham @ The Hare & Hound
Apr 28th – Bristol @ The Exchange
Apr 29th – Leeds @ Holy Trinity Church 
Apr 30th – London @ Village Underground 
May 1st – Dublin @ Workmans Club 
May 2nd – Letterkenny @ Distorted Perspective Festival 
May 3rd – Glasgow @ Live at Glasgow
May 4th – Liverpool @ The Kazimer 

Pre-order ‘Shadow of the Sun’:
via Sacred Bones – http://bit.ly/1uJA3Sl
via iTunes – http://bit.ly/1yfobcp
via Amazon – http://amzn.to/1zfgDus

Links:
Animal‘ video
Animal‘ on Soundcloud
www.moonduo.org
www.facebook.com/moonduoofficial
www.twitter.com/moonduo

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