Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Under the Radar: Moon Duo @ Casbah Friday November 30, 2012

Psychedelic indie rockers Moon Duo are comprised of Eric "Ripley" Johnson (guitar) and Sanae Yamada (keyboards), forming one of San Francisco latest and most interesting spin off bands. Johnson also spends time as the lead guitarist for Wooden Shjips. Circles is the sophomore release from Moon Duo, reinforcing their signature heavy guitar riff laden sound. What separates this band from other noise/drone bands is the song structure that never gets lost during the longish length of most songs. Yamada's keyboard work plays well off her band mate, with an overall well balanced effort. Has 2012 become the new 1969?

While this band has been grouped with fellow space rockers, there seems to be a more varied offering on display here. The future looks bright for Moon Duo, and the band will be playing the Casbah this Friday. A great way to close a memorable month.

Life Coach (Phil Manley) & Wild Wild Wets set the stage.

Watch a video of Sleepwalker below.

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