The shapeshifting project that is Moon Duo are back with another single from their forthcoming Stars Are the Light. This one shows there more psychedelic vibe, which has long been their home base genre, though they’ve moved about. There’s plenty of guitar noodling, notes twisted in and out of the rhythmic pulse that sits behind the song’s entirety. Sanae pops in from time to time throughout the song’s jam to deliver these smoky vocal lines that sort of trap you in this mystical trance mode; they sort of feel like something out of some darkened den of the late 60s.Their new album will be released on September 27th by their longtime label, Sacred Bones Records.
I’m really hoping that this new Moon Duo single holds true for the band’s new album, Stars Are the Light. I feel like they’ve been flirting with constructing dreamy synth driven pop over the last few releases, moving further away from their original psychedelic sounds. I mean, here, there’s this beautifully soft beat, matched by the gentle shared vocals; a guitar flourishes in the middle, but then becomes just a part of the song’s emotions as the vocals return to carry the weight. The song’s latter half illustrates that there’s still room to jam it out, but the band’s focus on pop sensibility in the front half of the track has me won over. The new LP will be out on September 27th via Sacred Bones Records.