A project of Wooden Shjips’ Erik “Ripley” Johnson and Sanae Yamada, San Francisco’s Moon Duo are a psychedelic Krautrock pair with chilly electronic underpinnings and drones inspired by Spacemen 3, Silver Apples, and Suicide. The group formed in 2009 and began issuing releases in short order, including the Love on the Sea 12″ on Sick Thirst, which they followed with the Killing Time EP on Sacred Bones. Moon Duo made the jump to Woodsist for 2010’s full-length Escape, which offered the most expansive and melodic take on their trippy sounds yet. After touring nearly incessantly following that release, Moon Duo moved their operation to the Souterrain Transmissions imprint in Berlin for Mazes later in the year, recording the set at home in San Francisco and mixing it in Germany. The album, released in the spring of 2011, followed widely acclaimed performances at SXSW; the band’s sound on that record focused more on tightly written (and brightly produced) songs with fixed Motorik rhythms (there is no drummer). The set also got the remix treatment later in the year with participation from Psychic Ills, Purling Hiss, and Sonic Boom, to name a few. The band’s next full-length, Circles, appeared in the fall of 2012.

Transfigurations II takes place Aug. 28-30 in Asheville & Marshall, NC, they celebrate 10 Years of Harvest Records; bands include THE CLEAN, MUDHONEY,

Transfigurations II Celebrates 10 Years

As previously announced, one of the country’s most respected independent record stores, Asheville, NC’s Harvest Records, will be celebrating ten years this August 28-30 withTransfigurations II. Featuring 25+ bands, performing over three days at three:

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Moon Duo Announce Tour and Live In Ravenna, Out August 19th On Sacred Bones, Moon duo play their next show August 29 in Asheville, NC at Transfigurations ll

Moon Duo Announce Tour and Live In Ravenna

After the release of 2012’s Circles LP, Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson relocated the band for the second time since its 2009 formation in San Francisco, this time from Blue River, Colorado to Portland, Oregon. Though,

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Moon Duo Announce New Album ‘Circles’

Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s first two critically acclaimed Eps, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010), fused the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples

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