Moon Duo's psychedelic new video challenges you to shape up '80s-style
San Franciscan couple Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, who comprise the psychedelic fuzz band Moon Duo, have released a quirky video for their song “Sleepwalker.” The video is littered with mystical logos, abductions, and scores of white people dancing badly.
The absorbing static-guitar repetitions, the hazy and expansive sound that is so characteristic of the band is hilariously complimented in its visual format by a group of what could best be described as expressionist dancers hired to partake in a new Jane Fonda video, sporting '80’s-inspired leotards and sweat bands. It’s either that or they’re members of a wacky passive-aggressive hipster cult. Fittingly, psychedelic-soul musician King Khan is the transcendental leader of the “exercise,” scantily clad as per usual.
The title and concept of their sophomore LP, Circles, were inspired by an 1841 Ralph Waldo Emerson essay of the same name regarding “the flying Perfect,” which is Emmersonian for the unattainable. It was released October 2 via Sacred Bones and is available for free streaming on NME.
Moon Duo will be playing a record release show October 5 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn before heading on a full US tour. Check out the video for “Sleepwalker” below.
|Moon Duo - Sleepwalker|