Moon Duo’s loosely Hallowe’en themed 12″ EP ‘Horror Tour’ is out today on Souterrain Transmissions and can be ordered here. Today they have also unveiled a distinctly un-Moon Duo-y, yet really quite brilliant video to accompany the track.
Pitched somewhere between ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Evil Dead’, the video for the EP’s title track was directed by LA-based Matt Silverman and brings a whole new narrative and humour to Moon Duo’s trademark hypnotic psychedelic krautrock.
‘Horror Tour’ sees Wooden Shjips’ Ripley Johnson and his partner Sanae Yamada veer away from the sun-drenched tone of their recent LP ‘Mazes’, and towards driving themes from an antique book of spells they discovered at a library sale in rural New Hampshire.
Three of the four tracks are instrumental – the titular ‘Horror Tour’ is the exception – and the record as a whole is characterized by long, meditative explorations that build to a slow burn.
1000 hand numbered copies are available on 12″ vinyl with artwork by the infamous Savage Wolf. While the duo wrote and recorded at home in Colorado, they reunited with the folks at Kaiku Studios in Berlin for mixing and it was mastered by Cooper Crain of Cave.
‘Horror Tour’ Tracklist:
1. ‘Horror Tour’
2. ‘Causing a Rainbow’
4. ‘Circle of Evocation pt. 2’
Watch the video here