Friday, April 29, 2011

The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon, hailing from San Francisco, consisting of one guy, Luis Vasquez, doing a really beautiful job of bringing the early 80s back in a dark way.  His vocals are very distant, with most of the focus on the music.  It's very reminiscent of Joy Division, giving off a late 70s/early 80s goth feel.  The track 'When It's Over' gives me chill bumps, with waves of sound & distant, pretty vocals behind it... also the track 'Circles' is killer, with catchy drumbeats, smart repetition, good build-up & creepy chanting that gets stuck in your head.  Overall, it's a very smart, scenic album that just leaves you feeling like you just woke up from a nightmare or something.

TAGS:  post-punk, new wave, coldwave, psychedelic, goth, dreamy

SIMILAR ARTISTS:  Joy Division, Dirty Beaches, Crystal Stilts, Blank Dogs, Young Prisms

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