Live Video: The Soft Moon

photo by Jim Bennett (view set)

Though he’d been playing a variety instruments and styles for years, Oakland music Luis Vasquez never intended his current project, The Soft Moon, to catch on. A true bedroom project, The Soft Moon was originally meant to be a device of self-exploration, a spelunking of the depths, as it were, of Vasquez’s own psyche. As a result, the 2011 self-titled debut was dark, brooding and even a bit sinister, full of 80’s post-punk and goth influences, recalling Faith-era The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Suicide, but still unique with its whispered vocals and more contemporary twists and distortion. After the debut’s success and a bit of touring, Vasquez brought the songs for his next album to a full fledged studio, assisted by an engineer and producer, to give 2012’s Zeroes a deeper and more resonant sound. Recently, Vasquez and his touring band brought those dark sounds of The Soft Moon new LP to the KEXP studio and provided the perfect live soundtrack to a dreary December day. Dig deep here:

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