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LISTEN: New Soft Moon Album
The Quietus , October 26th, 2012 10:02

Listen to the second album by Luis Vasquez in full, ahead of its release

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The Soft Moon, the project by Oakland's Luis Vasquez whose 2010 self-titled debut was a dizzying collision of motorik rhythms, scorched-earth guitar and half-sung, half-chanted vocals, are set to release its follow up via Captured Tracks on 5th November. It's entitled Zeros, and we're pleased to be able to offer you the full album to stream - listen via the embed below.

Unlike Zasquez's debut, Zeros was recorded while touring, and, according to the text accompanying the album's release, was intended to be "just as primal and enveloping", so he "so set to paring down his post-apocalyptic soundscapes .... What was began as barely controlled exorcism became an exercise in control." It's just as feral and immersive a listen as its predecessor.

The Soft Moon tours the UK in November. His tour dates run as follows.

NOVEMBER
23th - London, Cargo
24th - Bristol, Start The Bus
25th - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
26th - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
27th - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
28th - Brighton, Green Door Store

Post-Punk Monk
Oct 26, 2012 2:14pm

Happy to see this since The Soft Moon are in my town for a show on November 5th! Currently, I am compulsively enjoying their excellent collaboration with John Foxx + The Maths, "Evidence." Why is it I can see Foxx collaborators in my city [The Soft Moon, Tara Busch] but never the man himself? Can someone please correct this cosmic injustice?

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