As night ascends... fall through the psych side of the Moon Duo in solar transit to southern realms. With the recent announcement of the 2015 Meredith Festival inclusion, and following on their previous 2013 Australian visit as guests of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Ripley and Sanae return as a trio with John Jeffrey now firmly on drums.
The highest apex of psychedelia, be it art, music, drugs or literature, is to induce a prolonged consciousness shift that affects the consumer far beyond the time they were privy to the act. Moon Duo's third full-length LP, Shadow of the Sun, was written entirely during one of these evolving phases a rare and uneasy rest period, devoid of the constant adrenaline of performing live and the stimulation of traveling through endless moving landscapes. This offered Moon Duo a new space to reflect on all of these previous experiences and cradle them while cultivating the album in the unfamiliar environment of a new dwelling; a dark Portland basement. It was from this stir-crazy fire that Shadow of the Sun was forged.
Evolving the sound of their first two full-length records, Mazes (2011) and Circles (2012), Moon Duo Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada have developed their ideas with the help of their newly acquired steam engine, Canadian drummer John Jeffrey (present on the band's last release, Live in Ravenna). The unchartered rhythms and tones present on this record are reflective of Moon Duo's strive for equilibrium in this aforementioned new environment.
"Moon Duo sound like they're divining what it means to rock, and roll, in the 21st century."
tone deaf and consume presents:
australAsian transit 2015
Wednesday 9 Dec Brisbane THE ZOO
plus celestial guests DREAMTIME and GRINDING EYES
tickets from zoo.oztix.com.au and all Oztix outlets
Thursday 10 Dec Sydney NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB
plus celestial guests GRINDING EYES and GLASS SKIES
tickets from newtownsocialclub.com and ph 1300 724 8671300 724 867
Friday 11 Dec Melbourne FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NGV
tickets from www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program-series/friday-nights/
Saturday 12 Dec Meredith MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL
info here: 2015.mmf.com.au
Sunday 13 Dec Adelaide JIVE - GOING STEADY FEST
plus Glass Skies, Dreamtime (QLD), Dead Radio (NSW), The Dunes, Black Coral and Sons of Zoku. DJ sets by Wolf & Cub and Urtekk. Live visuals will be provided by Colorfool. presented by Going Steady Music, Bad Vibrations, Jive, ThreeD Radio, Coopers, Sailor Jerrys and Delinquuente Wines. tickets from www.moshtix.com.au and the venue. Doors from 4.00pm.
tickets available now.
WED 25 NOV Wellington SAN FRAN http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/4781/Moon-Duo.utr
THUR 26 NOV Auckland WHAMMY BAR http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/46352/Moon-Duo.utr
SAT 28 NOV Tokyo SDLX with Kikagaku Moyo https://super-deluxe.com
TUES 1 DEC Shengzhen B10 http://www.b10live.cn/
WED 2 DEC Guangzhou T:UNION http://site.douban.com/gztutu/
THUR 3 DEC Hankou VOX LIVEHOUSE http://site.douban.com/voxwuhan/
FRI 4 DEC Shanghai MAO LIVEHOUSE
with Battles & Duck Fight Goose http://site.douban.com/maosh/
SAT 5 DEC Beijing YU GONG YI SHAN
with Battles & ReTros http://www.yugongyishan.com/?lang=en
new album SHADOW OF THE SUN out now on sacred bones through rocket
GRINDING EYES www.facebook.com/grindingeyes
GLASS SKIES glassskies.bandcamp.com