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Moon Duo “Shadow of the Sun”

Moon Duo, the side project of Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson and musician Sanae Yamada, specialize in droning psychedelic rock.
Moon Duo’s third LP is called Shadow of the Sun, and sees them no longer working as a duo — drummer John Jeffrey, who has been a longtime live staple and appeared on Live in Ravenna, is on board as a full member.
A press release explains that Jeffrey has forced the band to evolve their dynamic. “The unchartered rhythms and tones present on this record are reflective of Moon Duo’s strive for equilibrium in this aforementioned new environment,” it reads. “You can hear it is the result of months of wrangling with a profound feeling of being unsettled — there are off-kilter dance rhythms..