Moon Duo Announces Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 With “Cold Fear”

The Portland psych band is releasing its heady new album February 3 on Sacred Bones.

November 01, 2016
Moon Duo Announces <i>Occult Architecture, Vol. 1</i> With “Cold Fear” Howard Wise

Portland psych outfit Moon Duo — helmed by guitarist Ripley Johnson and keyboardist Sanae Yamada — are releasing their fourth album, Occult Architecture, Vol. 1, February 3 on Sacred Bones Records. Within it you'll find thrilling hallucinatory riffs and undertones of Das Ding-type darkness.

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With the announce, Moon Duo is sharing "Cold Fear," a haunting, exhilarating song with hints of '80s minimal electro no wave. Over email, Johnson told The FADER that the track "is about primal fear, like drowning, or falling endlessly in a nightmare. It's a creeping, striking feeling that is also a real rush. It makes you feel alive.” Listen below.

Moon Duo 2017 Tour Dates:

Wed. Feb. 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Don Quixote’s
Fri. Feb. 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat. Feb. 25 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Fri. Mar. 3 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat. Mar. 4 - Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
Wed. Mar. 15 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria University
Thu. Mar. 16 - Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
Fri. Mar. 17 - London, UK @ Heaven
Sat. Mar. 18 - Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Sun. Mar. 19 - Nancy, FR @ L’Autre Canal
Mon. Mar. 20 - Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
Thu. Mar. 23 - Budapest, HU @ A38
Fri. Mar. 24 - Graz, AT @ Orpheum Extra
Sat. Mar. 25 - Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
Mon. Mar. 27 - Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Tue. Mar. 28 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
Wed. Mar. 29 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pumphuset 
Thu. Mar. 30 - Oslo, NO @ Bla 
Fri. Mar. 31 - Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
Sat. Apr. 1 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pusterviks
Mon. Apr. 3 - Groningen, NL @ Vera Club
Tue. Apr. 4 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Wed. Apr. 5 - Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
Thu. Apr. 6 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Fri. Apr. 7 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
Sat. Apr. 8 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Fri. Apr. 21 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Apr. 22 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sun. Apr. 23 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern 
Tue. Apr. 25 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa 
Wed. Apr. 26 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Thu. Apr. 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Fri. Apr. 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s 
Sat. Apr. 29 - Washington, DC @ DC9 
Sun. Apr. 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

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