MOON DUO share new single ‘Sevens’. UK dates next week. Occult Architecture Vol. 2 out May 5th on Sacred Bones.

March 31, 2017

Eleonora Collini



After selling out their biggest London show to date, at Heaven last Friday, MOON DUO are currently on tour in Europe and return to the UK for a second run of dates next week. Today, they give a second taste of forthcoming album Occult Architecture Vol. 2, out May 5th on Sacred Bones, with new single ‘Sevens’.

One of the most immediate and buoyant songs Moon Duo have released to date, ‘Sevens’ leads the way from the depths of winter, represented on Occult Architecture Vol. 1, into the brightness of spring presented on Vol. 2.

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.

Moon Duo’s Occult Architecture Vol. 2 is out May 5th via Sacred Bones, following the February release of Vol. 1.

Praise for Occult Architecture Volume 1:
“The don of post-millennial psych-rock in peak form” – 4/5, MOJO
“As devil worshipping goes this is pretty funky stuff” – 8/10, Uncut
“It’s hard not to admire their focus” – The Guardian
“Moon Duo’s psychedelic krautrock space jams offer more than mere entertainment; their almost physical relentlessness and swirling depths dispense some sort of cerebral, if not spiritual, nourishment” ­- The Quietus
“A wailing, distortion pedal-driven behemoth” – 7/10, Loud and Quiet
“A cluster of psychedelic bombs, exploding guitars and shimmering synth stabs” – The Wire
“Few bands do hypnotic quite like Moon Duo” – 9/10, Drowned In Sound
“It’s easily their best release so far” – 8/10, The Line Of Best Fit
“It’s hard to make music like this this good but Moon Duo have. Heavy as shit and light as a feather” – The Vinyl Factory
“This darker direction unearths a hitherto unearthed pop sensibility in Moon Duo” – 4/5, The Skinny
“Splendid stuff” – 4/5, NARC
“Finds them sounding more energised and immediate than ever” – 7/10, The 405
“Lashings of delay, muttering vocals, metronomic, draut-rock drums pounding relentlessly, and shimmering guitar lines warping and wefting spacewards” – 4/5, Shindig

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.

Pre-order Occult Architecture Vol. 2
Purchase Occult Architecture Vol. 1

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