MOON DUO share video for “Lost Heads”

Ahead of European tour dates starting imminently, Moon Duo – the project of Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson – present the video for Lost Heads from their new album, ‘Stars Are The Light’, out now on Sacred Bones. 

In the “Lost Heads video, director Andrew Knives creates a visually bright and colorful world emulating the track’s vibrant guitar work and capturing its dreamlike state. “The bright red 1985 Ferrari Testarossa seen flying through the vast scenery simulates the journey your mind takes when emerging yourself within the track,” says Knives. “The constant drive, as well as the speed in which you travel through the song, can be seen throughout. Both the song and video take you on a journey that starts within the mind, and sends you travelling into the depths of space.”

Taking disco as its groove-oriented departure point, ‘Stars Are the Light’ shimmers with elements of ’70s funk and ’90s rave. Johnson’s signature guitar sound is at its most languid and refined, while Yamada’s synths and oneiric vocals are foregrounded to create a spacious percussiveness that invites the body to move with its mesmeric rhythms. With Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum) at the mixing desk in Portugal’s Serra de Sintra, (known to the Romans as “The Mountains of the Moon”) the area’s lush landscape and powerful lunar energies exerted a strong influence on the vibe and sonic texture of the album.

These are songs about embodied human experience — love, change, misunderstanding, internal struggle, joy, misery, alienation, discord, harmony, celebration — rendered as a kind of dance of the self, both in relation to other-selves and to the eternal dance of the cosmos.

‘Stars Are The Light’ is out now via Sacred Bones. Order here. Moon Duo live dates:
Oct 17 Ghent Videodroom
Oct 18 Krakow Małopolski Garden Of The Arts
Oct 20 Amsterdam Paradiso Noord
Oct 21 Berlin Volksbuhne
Oct 23 Zurich Bogen F
Oct 24 Vevey Rocking Chair
Oct 26 Angers Le Chabada
Oct 28 London EartH
Oct 29 Manchester Dancehouse
Oct 30 Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory
Oct 31 Glasgow BAAD
Nov 1 Birmingham The Crossing
Nov 2 Leeds Brudenell
Nov 3 Gateshead The Sage
Nov 4 Brighton St Bartholomew’s Church

Nov 5 Paris Petit Bain
Nov 6 Charleroi Rockerill
Nov 7 Luxembourg De Gudde Wëllen
Nov 9 Utrecht Le Guess Who
Nov 12 Brooklyn Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 13 Philly Underground Arts
Nov 14 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov 15 Kingston Raven Sings the Blues @ Kingston BSP
Nov 16 Montreal SAT
Nov 18 Toronto Longboat Hall
Nov 19 Detroit MOCAD
Nov 20 Chicago Thalia Hall
Nov 22 LA Lodge Room
Nov 23 San Francisco The New Parish
Nov 25 Portland Wonder Ballroom
Nov 26 Seattle Neumos
Nov 27 Vancouver Venue

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