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Moon Duo To Release New LP in March, Plot Tour

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Moon Duo are preparing to invade audience’s headphones again with their new album Mazes.  A follow-up to the band’s last album Escape, Mazes is a more pop-oriented album but still emits that 60s acid trippy vibe Moon Duo put forth on their earlier release.  Ripley Johnson, the main man behind Wooden Shjips, and Sanae Yamada traveled to Berlin to record Mazes.  Though the change of scenery may not be evident on the album, a change in music definitely is.  For those who cringe at the sight of artists described as “psych-rockers,” Moon Duo’s new single “Mazes” is the prescription to the problem.  Johnson and Yamada’s crunched-out guitars and echoed vocals still hang in the atmosphere but “Mazes” drive parallels that of a 60s Brit pop song.  Yes, there are jams a-plenty but Moon Duo never strays far from the point and keeps it interesting with hooks and a driving beat.  It’s a psych-rock single for those who normally despise the genre, a task that cannot be easy to achieve.

Moon Duo is embarking on a US tour to promote their new album, joining up with Blank Dogs for a couple of co-headlining dates.  Mazes comes out March 29 on Sacred Bones Records.  Download the single “Mazes” via Pitchfork.

Mar 15 Kansas City MO – Record Bar
Mar 16 Norman OK – The Opolis
Mar 22 Atlanta GA – 529
Mar 23 Raleigh NC – Kings Barcade
Mar 24 Baltimore MD – The Golden West Cafe
Mar 25 Philadelphia PA – King Fu Necktie
Mar 26 New York NY – Cake Shop
Mar 27 Brooklyn NY – Knitting Factory
Mar 29 Boston MA – T.T. The Bear’s Place *
Mar 30 Montreal QC – Il Motore *
Mar 31 Toronto ON – Sneaky Dee’s *
Apr 02 Chicago IL – Empty Bottle *
Apr 03 St. Paul MN – Turf Club
Apr 04 Fargo MD – The Aquarium
Apr 07 Vancouver BC – Media Club
Apr 08 Seattle WA – The Funhouse
Apr 09 Portland OR – East End
Apr 11 San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill
Apr 12 Los Angeles CA – The Echo
Apr 13 San Diego CA – The Casbah
Apr 15 Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court
Apr 16 Denver CO – Hi-Dive

* w/ Blank Dogs