“Sevens” by Moon Duo

Moon Duo have announced the release of a new record, “Occult Architecture Vol. 2”, which drops May 5th via Sacred Bones.

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 daulity of these light and dark energies through the theory of Yin and Yang. Following the Yin (darkness, night, earth) represented on Vol. 1, released this past February, 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.

“In production we referred to Vol. 1 as the fuzz dungeon, and Vol. 2 as the crystal palace,” guitarist Ripley Johnson explains. “The darkness of Vol. 1 gave birth to the light of Vol. 2. We had to have both elements in order to complete the cycle. We’re releasing them separately to allow them their own space, and to ensure clarity of vision. To that end we also mixed Vol. 2 separately, in the height of Portland summer, focusing on its sonic qualities of lightness, air, and sun. Listeners can ultimately use the two volumes individually or together, depending on circumstance or the desired effect.”

Moon Duo North American Tour Dates:
Sat. March 11 – Mexico City, MX @ Festival NRMAL
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