We’re psyched to premiere ‘Circles’, the second album from Moon Duo today. The San Franciscan couple – Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada – deal in hazy, expansive psychedelic rock. It might sound like a dreamy, summer soundtrack but it was mostly written over a winter holed up in the Rocky Mountains.
Title track ‘Circles’ is a real beauty with its guitar trills and organ base. The title, as well as many of the songs’ themes, was inspired by an 1841 essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson about the “flying Perfect”. Here’s a quote from the essay:
Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid–noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The album is released on 1st October on Southern Transmissions
Nov 12th: GLASGOW, Captains Rest
Nov 13th: LEEDS,Brudenell Social Club
Nov 14th: LONDON, Corsica Studios
Nov 15th: WREXHAM, Central Station
Nov 16th: BRISTOL, The Croft