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Moon Duo releasing ‘Circles,’ touring (dates & MP3)

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Moon Duo – “Sleepwalker” (MP3)

Moon Duo

Moon Duo (Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada) are planning to follow up their 2011 LP, Mazes, with a new album, Circles, due out October 2 via Sacred Bones. That’s the trippy cover art above. According to a press release, the album title and many of the songs’ themes come from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay, “Circles,” which discusses perception and centrality, among many other themes. The album’s first single, “Sleepwalker,” a droney rocker drenched in layers of psych and shoegaze (and which also sounds a bit like Suicide), can be downloaded above or streamed below.

Moon Duo will be supporting the album on an extensive international tour this fall, which hits NYC on October 5 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (8/11) at 10 AM.

A list of all dates, the song stream, and the album’s tracklist are below.

Moon Duo – “Sleepwalker”

Circles Tracklist:
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

Moon Duo — 2012 Tour Dates
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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