Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Creepin” by Moon Duo from their 2017 LP, Occult Architecture Vol. 1, on Sacred Bones Records.
These contrasts are immediately evident on album highlight, and today’s featured song, “Creepin’,” which is anchored by repeated guitar/synth interplay between Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada. Similarly, Johnson and Yamada’s voices mix together to mirror the juxtapositions between instruments, the track building to a surprisingly bright chorus, adding a moment of respite from the winter darkness.
Moon Duo will be playing at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern on March 3rd, as part of a lengthy tour which includes European dates. They will also be live on KEXP on March 3rd, at 1:30 PM. For more information, check out the band’s website and Facebook page. In the meantime, check out their recent video for “Cold Fear”, another song from the new LP: