[caption id="attachment_9235" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="Album Cover: Soft Moon (Captured Tracks)"][/caption] Call it post-rock or just good ol' shoegaze, albeit with a experimental flair. Either way, San Francisco's [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Soft Moon[/lastfm] has one eye on the future while the other searches for new ways to zigzag between darkwave and EBM (electronic body music). On their self-titled album, the band bring the melodrama of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bauhaus[/lastfm], the ache of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joy Division[/lastfm], and its very own wit and talent to richly dark depths. Moody, brooding, and visceral, it's like discovering a long-lost recording. Before you download a free MP3 of "Tiny Spiders," preview some of my other favorite tracks off the album, specifically the Joy Division-esque "Breathe The Fire," the shoegaze sizzle of "Circles," and the echoing guitars somewhat akin to melancholy-era [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]New Order[/lastfm] in "When It's Over." [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9t8Oex9BpQ&w=425&h=349] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5By-64c_ao&w=425&h=349] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dIoRhnX3oY&w=425&h=349] [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/6653898"] [Download "Tiny Spiders"] The Soft Moon Tour Dates: 03/03 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones ^ 03/04 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex ^ 03/05 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar ^ 03/06 San Diego, CA - Casbah ^ 03/16 - 03/19 Austin, TX - SXSW 04/30 Austin, TX - The East Side Drive-In (Austin Psych Fest) * = w/ Black Ryder, Tamaryn ^ = w/ Autolux # = w/ Violet Tremors, Anika DJ Set The Soft Moon is out now on Captured Tracks. _______________________________________________________________________ Listen to Soft Moon on Last.fm

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