Published Dec 03, 2014Prolific psych-rock outfit Moon Duo released Live in Ravenna earlier this year before kicking off on a hefty, three-month world tour. Somehow, through all that, they managed to write and record a new album.
Moon Duo's third LP is called Shadow of the Sun, and sees them no longer working as a duo — drummer John Jeffrey, who has been a longtime live staple and appeared on Live in Ravenna, is on board as a full member.
A press release explains that Jeffrey has forced the band to evolve their dynamic. "The unchartered rhythms and tones present on this record are reflective of Moon Duo's strive for equilibrium in this aforementioned new environment," it reads. "You can hear it is the result of months of wrangling with a profound feeling of being unsettled — there are off-kilter dance rhythms, repetitive, grinding riffs, cosmic trucker boogies and even an ecstatically pretty moment."
Sacred Bones will release Shadow of the Sun on March 3. The album's closer, "Animal," can be streamed below.
Shadow of the Sun:
2. Night Beat
3. Free The Skull
5. In A Cloud
7. Slow Down Low