Moon Duo Announce New Album ‘Circles’

Moon Duo announce new album Circles out October 2 on Sacred Bones Records. Moon Duo will also tour the US and Europe this Fall and Winter in support of Circles.

Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s first two critically acclaimed Eps, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010), fused 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.

The groundwork for the album was laid at the band’s home in Blue River, Colorado in the early months of 2012, where all songs were written, and the preliminary tracks recorded.For two weeks in early April, Moon Duo moved into a small apartment above Lucky Cat Recordings in San Francisco for an additional recording session with engineer Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach). Like it’s predecessor, the album was mixed and tweaked at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.

Inspiration for many of the songs themes, as well as the title Circles, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay by the same name, on the symbol and nature of “the flying Perfect.” From the opening lines: “The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.” And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.


01. Sleepwalker

02. I Can See

03. Circles

04. I Been Gone

05. Sparks

06. Dance Pt. 3

07. Free Action

08. Trails

09. Rolling Out


Sept 26 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge

Sept 27 St. Louis, MO – Firebird

Sept 28 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Sept 29 Detroit, MI – Lager House

Oct 02 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar

Oct 03 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo

Oct 04 Boston, MA – O’Brien’s

Oct 05 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Oct 06 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

Oct 08 Washington DC – DC9

Oct 09 Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade

Oct 10 Atlanta, GA – 529

Oct 11 New Orleans, LA – TBC

Oct 12 Houston, TX – Rudyard’s

Oct 14 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

Oct 20 Groningen, NL – Vera

Oct 21 Utrecht, NL – Ekko/Sunday Noise

Oct 22 Haarlem, NL – Patronaat

Oct 23 Antwerp, BE – Trix

Oct 25 Paris, FR – Point Ephemere

Oct 26 Reims FR – La Cartonnerie

Oct 27 Vendome, FR – Les Rockomotives

Oct 29 Montpelier, FR – Le Rockstore

Oct 30 Lyon, FR – Sonic

Oct 31 Milan, IT – Leon Cavallo

Nov 01 Rome, IT – Angelo Mai

Nov 02 Bologna, IT – Covo

Nov 03 Vienna, AT – Rhiz

Nov 05 Lausanne, CH – Le Bourg

Nov 07 Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun

Nov 08 Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel

Nov 09 Leipzig, DE – Skala

Nov 10 Berlin, DE – H.A.U.

Nov 12 Glasgow, UK – Captain’s Rest

Nov 13 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

Nov 14 London, UK – Corsica Studios

Nov 16 Bristol, UK – The Croft

Nov 30 San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Dec 01 Los Angeles, CA – The Down + Out

Dec 04 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

Dec 07 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore



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