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Sep 04, 2020

John Jeffrey, the drummer for Moon Duo, has announced his debut solo album, Passage, and shared its first single, the eight-minute long instrumental “Leaving Franklin.” Passage is due out October 30 via Jean Sandwich (a Portland-based label). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Hayden Thorpe, Dry Cleaning, R.E.M., and More

Plus Water From Your Eyes, Holy Fuck, Moon Duo, Tindersticks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 13, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We knew this week’s #1 song would be our #1 the moment we heard it. It might be the #1 Song of the Year even, we’ll see. More

Moon Duo Share New Song “Eternal Shore”

Stars Are the Light Due Out September 27 via Sacred Bones

Sep 10, 2019

Moon Duo (aka Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada) are releasing a new album, Stars Are the Light, on September 27 via Sacred Bones. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Eternal Shore,” the album’s final pre-release single. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Temples, Battles, Dry Cleaning, Marika Hackman, and More

Plus Joyero, Bat For Lashes, Jay Som, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 09, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. With last week’s list we had a clear #1 and #2 in Angel Olsen and HAIM. This week it was a bit more of a challenge to decide the final order. But we still managed a solid Top 10. More

Feb 03, 2017

Here we highlight five albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. There’s also a longer list of albums released in the last month that are also worth checking out. We have also included Amazon links for each album. More

Premiere: Moon Duo Mixtape (Beaches Brew Edition)

Festival Happens June 1-5 in Marina Di Ravenna, Italy

May 15, 2015

On June 1-5, Marina Di Ravenna, Italy will host the fourth edition of Beaches Brew—a free festival featuring the Thee Oh Sees, Viet Cong, Shabazz Palaces, and more. Along with the sunscreen, we’re packing a series of mixtapes from artists playing the fest, you know—just to get us in a sunny frame of mind. The next in the series comes from Moon Duo.


Oct 07, 2019

If you were to judge the music on Moon Duo’s seventh LP by its album cover, you would presume it to be hippy-dippy, trippy, space music. But you would only be partially correct. More

May 15, 2017

Over the course of three (and a half with the inclusion of Occult Architecture Vol. 1) previous albums, Moon Duo have found a fascinating middle-ground between out-there experimentation and tightly constricted music. More

Mar 18, 2015

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can’t bear repetition, they’re probably not for you. More

Feb 16, 2010

Toppling the band’s two previous EPs, Escape takes Moon Duo’s hyper-repetitive psych drone to a new level of rock. While the drum (drum machine?) beats may never change and the bass riffs are three notes at the most, Moon Duo gets by with layers of rhythm topped with deliriously overdriven guitar wankeryI mean that in a good way. More