Moon Duo – Slow Down Low

The cosmic rock duo channel a restless energy in a new song from their third album.

03.02.15

Moon Duo are releasing a new album, 'Shadow of the Sun', in March.

Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada are veterans by now. While Moon Duo were once billed as a side project to psychedelic rock group Wooden Shjips, they've since stepped out of that shadow and knocked together a sizeable back catalogue. 'Shadow of the Sun' is their third album and was conceived during a bit of downtime for the band, allowing them to look back on the past few years of non-stop touring and live performances.

Such a description might make you think that this would be a calmer, more reflective listen, but if anything this period of stasis just made them restless: new song Slow Down Low is a ferocious bit of cosmic rock 'n' roll that's itching to break loose.

You can catch Moon Duo – actually playing as a three-piece, funnily enough – on their ginormous US/European tour. 

Moon Duo live dates:

February 27th: The Aquarium, Fargo
February 28th: 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis

March 1st: Cactus Club, Milwaukee
March 3rd: Empty Bottle, Chicago
March 4th: PJ’s Lager House, Detroit
March 5th: Silver Dollar, Toronto
March 6th: Le Ritz, Montreal
March 7th: Great Scott, Boston
March 9th: Rough Trade, Brooklyn 
March 10th: Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia
March 11th: Metro Gallery, Baltimore
March 12th: The Mothlight, Asheville
March 13th: 529, Atlanta
March 14th: Hi-Tone, Memphis
March 15th: City Tavern, Dallas
March 21st: Flycatcher, Tucson
March 22nd: Constellation Room, Santa Ana
March 24th: Los Globos, Los Angeles
March 25th: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco
March 27th: Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver
March 28th: Mississippi Studios, Portland

April 8th: Islington Mill, Manchester
April 9th: The Haunt, Brighton
April 10th: La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris
April 11th: Bootleg, Bordeaux
April 12th: Dabadaba, San Sebastian
April 14th: El Sol, Madrid
April 15th: Almo2Bar, Barcelona
April 16th: Le Marché Gare, Lyon
April 17th: Spazio 211, Torino
April 18th: Bogen, Zurich
April 20th: Kranhalle, Munich
April 21st: SO36, Berlin
April 22nd: Stengade, Copenhagen
April 23rd: Molotow, Hamburg
April 24th: Paradiso, Amsterdam
April 25th: Botanique, Brussels
April 27th: The Hare & Hound, Birmingham
April 28th: The Exchange, Bristol
April 29th: Holy Trinity Church, Leeds
April 30th: Village Underground, London

May 1st: Workmans Club, Dublin
May 2nd: Distorted Perspective Festival, Letterkenny
May 3rd: Live at Glasgow, Glasgow
May 4th: The Kazimer, Liverpool

Sacred Bones release 'Shadow of the Sun' on March 2nd 2015 (pre-order).