the Soft Moon

Cold Beat Male Gaze and Mall Walk Open For The Soft Moon's Local Shows

The Soft Moon will be making a stop in the Bay Area on January 29th at The New Parish and January 31st at Slim's. Local bands Mall Walk and Cold Beat will be the supporting artists for the Oakland show and Male Gaze and DJ Omar Perez will be supporting the San Francisco gig with the Los Angeles based post industrial band, Sextile playing both nights. We love to see local bands earn great support opportunities like this!

The Soft Moon’s synthy, gothic album, Deeper is comprised of tracks that expose listeners to the dark imagery that wallpaper a stunning, manic mind. Deeper isn’t just your average dark, Bahaus-esque sound but replicates the kind of darkness that can only be heard miles from lights and civilization- the blackest of the black nights. With creepy, gorgeous layered beats, Deeper's tracks all have a similar sense of urgency equipped with quick stacatto beats. The haunting, distorted vocals layered with the foggy beats establish an anxious mood that you want to dance to. You’ll definitely want to come out to these shows as The Soft Moon will be performing his intense, dance floor-worthy remixes. Come out and dance into the darkness! -Lindsay Stickney




Sextile set to join Soft Moon for 2016 West Coast Tour

In a twist of events, Los Angeles' occult punks Sextile were recently hand-picked to tour parts of the West Coast with self-actualized Oakland-turned-Venetian EBM project The Soft Moon, following the dropout of headliner Killing Joke due to health reasons. Taking financial difficulties into account, Sextile launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for touring expenses —  the band has reached almost $1000, nearly 120% of their goal, with 13 more days to go. The support does not come unwarranted, either — since the release of their debut album A Thousand Hands, Sextile have made a name for themselves performing across Los Angeles with darker dance partners like The Electric West, L.A. Drones, and Terminal A. With expanding coverage from shore to shore, their purgatory sounds evoke perfectly the spiritual unrest and emotional agitation that scrapes the back of our thoughts.  

In a recent interview with music blog Heathen Harvest, the band has announced that it will also perform at SXSW this year, and are currently writing new material for upcoming releases. Stream Sextile's debut album A Thousand Hands on Bandcamp and catch them at The Casbah in San Diego tonight. - Ryan Mo


The Soft Moon Releases New Music Video and American/European Tour Dates

San Francisco based underground apocalyptic rock heroes, The Soft Moon have released a new music video entitled, Insides. Insides is a track from the band's latest LP, Zeros (Captured Tracks), and was shared to accompany the announcement of The Soft Moon's United States and European 2013 tour dates. Insides was directed by Jacqueline Castel, who also edited and shot the music video in the Mojave Desert. This beautiful and entrancing video marks a wonderful start to The Soft Moon's 2013 endeavors. The band kicks off their tour today in Las Vegas.

03-06 Las Vegas, NV - The Beauty Bar
03-07 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
03-08 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
03-09 Denton, TX - 35 Denton (Denton Fest)
03-10 Norman, OK - Opolis
03-11 New Orleans, LA - Dragon´s Den
03-12 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald´s
03-14 SXSW - Club De Ville (Insound Showcase)
03-14 SXSW - Hotel Vegas (Austin Psych Fest Showcase)
03-16 SXSW - The Parish (Captured Tracks Showcase)
03-16 SXSW - The Elysium (Moog Showcase)
03-18 Kansas City, KS - Riot Room
03-19 Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
03-20 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
03-21 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03-29 Aarhus, Denmark - Atlas
03-30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
03-31 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
04-02 Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Linja
04-03 Saint Peterburg, Russia - Mod
04-04 Moscow, Russia - Artpay
04-05 Athens, Greece - Gagarin
04-06 Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory
04-07 Budapest, Hungary - A38
04-08 Zagreb, Croatia - Mocvara
04-09 Ljubljana, Slovenia - Menza Pri Koritu
04-10 Rome, Italy - Circolo degli Artisti
04-11 Milan, Italy - Elita Milano Design Week Festival
04-12 Bologna, Italy - Covo
04-13 Padova, Italy - Loop / Bastione Alicorno
04-14 Dijon, France - Consortium (Kill Your Pop Fest)
04-15 Paris, France - Trabendo
04-16 London, England - Islington Academy
04-17 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
04-18 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
04-19 Lille, France - Le Grand Mix
04-20 Amiens, France - La Lune des Pirates
04-21 Nantes, France - Stakhanov
04-26 Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
06-06 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex #
06-07 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium #
06-15 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
06-16 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent (Northside Fest)


Download New Track from The Soft Moon

Download the Soft Moon's new track "Die Life" from upcoming album Zeros, out Oct. 30. The Soft Moon is a dark noise experiment from San Francisco's Luis Vasquez. He'll be touring in the U.S. and Europe in support of the new record, the follow up to last year's Total Decay EP.

--Whitney Phaneuf