Monday, January 24, 2011

Soft Moon!!!

Okay, if I have to pick one record from 2010 that I've listened to the most in the past year (or at least for the past few months), it is the seltitled effort San Francisco's The Soft Moon. Although I may be biased since the members are friends of mine, the record is truly SOLID. The 8.1 on Pitchfork is well-deserved. Dark, fuzzed vocals and shrieks, subdued electronics, loads of dissonance, and pounding drums make this the perfect 3-way interstection of goth, minimal synth, and Krautrock.

They are making their NYC debut this Wednesday at the weekly Wierd party (which I'll be DJing alongside Frankie Teardrop and Soft Moon member/SF record nerd Justin). It is HIGHLY recommended. In the meantime, check out a couple of their songs below:



orhan cemil said...

no matter if they´re your pals.. thanks to your inclusion of them on the site i´ve found what is probably my most intriguing album so far this year!
and thanks for all the other great stuff as well!

Anonymous said...

i don't get the hype. i saw them in SF and it was not impressive. guess i was expecting more of a synth based setup, less rock band style. using a microkorg threw me off, then throw in two little phatty's (i think), which i'm not a huge fan of for the price/sound, and the synth was no where to be found really.

i don't know, they're an ok post-punk/goth rock group, not anything different than the rest though. then again, i guess they're not really claiming to be anything other than goth/post-punk to begin with, so it was my mistake expecting something else.

the blogs great, sorry to say something negative, especially about friends, hope there's no hard feelings.

Anonymous said...

Soft Moon has oodles of potential, but don't quite bring it home. Great atmosphere and mood, not unlike early Wolfgang Press, or a more discordant, semi-industrialized version of the Brendan Perry-sung songs on the first Dead Can Dance LP, but I'd love to hear just a bit more in the tune department.