Moon Duo - Stars Are The Light

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Stars Are The Light" by Moon Duo from the 2019 album Stars Are The Light on Sacred Bones Records.
Photo by Howard Wise / Post Art by Jasmine Pasquill
written by Janice Headley

Portland psych-project Moon Duo are expanding their sound beyond earth's atmosphere, recruiting ex-Spacemen 3 guitarist Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember to mix their latest LP Stars Are The Light, out today via Sacred Bones Records. Now on their seventh album together, Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada found inspiration from '90s techno and '70s funk, aiming for a theme that's out of this world.

“It’s something we hadn’t referenced in our music before, but its core concepts really align with what we were circling around as we made the album,” Yamada explains via a press statement. “Disco is dance music, first and foremost, and we were digging our way into the idea of this endless dance of bodies in nature.

“We were also very inspired by the space and community of a disco – a space of free self-expression through dance, fashion, and mode of being; where everyone was welcome, diversity was celebrated, and identity could be fluid; where the life force that animates each of us differently could flower.”

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