Moon Duo, the side project of Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and musician Sanae Yamada, specialize in droning psychedelic rock. Their latest release comes in the form of Shadows of the Sun, due out March 3rd via Sacred Bones Records.
Serving as follow-up to their 2012 album Circles, the nine-track effort features the addition of drummer John Jeffrey (which effectively makes the band a Moon Trio, if you will). In a statement, the band explained that the album 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.”
As the first official preview of the LP, the band has shared “Animal”, a nervous track that features chugging guitars and spooky organs. Listen in below.
Shadow of the Sun Tracklist:
02. Night Beat
03. Free The Skull
05. In A Cloud
07. Slow Down Low