Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Next Show: Moon Duo

Moon Duo (Wooden Shjips / Woodist / Sacred Bones) @ The Duchess
Sunday May the 15th

Another top show for you here folks. Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and keyboard player Sanae Yamanda are playing five UK shows around the release of their debut album proper, 'Mazes'.

Support from The Falling Spikes and Burning Fences.

Tickets are £7adv/£8.50otd and you can grab them from the venue in person or from the link below.

Please Please You brings you San Francisco psych pair Moon Duo.
Ripley Johnson, guitar player in Wooden Shjips and his partner Sanae Yamanda who fuse the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples with the heat-haze fuzz of American rock ‘n’ roll to create tracks of blistering, 12-cylinder space rock.

After two rapidly recorded EPs, 2009's 'Killing Time' (Sacred Bones) and the following years 'Escape' (Woodist), this month saw the release of Moon Duo's hotly anticipated debut album, 'Mazes'. Somewhat brighter than their previous records, 'Mazes' feels like a natural progession, cementing the band's place at the heart of the west coast underground. The hypnotic organ grooves remain, as does the fuzz of Johnson's guitar, but 'Mazes' has more in common with The Velvet Underground than the previous, Kraut-ish pair.

'The concepts of minimalism, expansion through repetition and sensory distortion are all still here and the dynamic interplay between Ripley’s guitar and Sanae’s keyboard continue to push this band and genre into uncharted territory. A benchmark follow-up to their critically acclaimed previous LPs.'

Picadilly Records

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