Announce 12” of Alan Vega (Suicide) & The Stooges covers - “Jukebox Babe” / “No Fun” out Jan 19th on Sacred Bones

UK/EU tour starts later this month

Ahead of UK live dates starting later this month, Portland psych heroes Moon Duo are back with a new limited edition 12", featuring covers of classic songs by Alan Vega of Suicide and The Stooges. Their new take on Vega’s“Jukebox Babe” is streaming now, and the 12", which also features The Stooges’ “No Fun,” is due for release on January 19th via Sacred Bones.

The covers were conceived during the band’s last UK tour, which saw them play their biggest London show yet at a sold-out Heaven, in support of two-part opus Occult Architecture.
“We started playing ‘No Fun’ after BBC6 Radio asked us to record an Iggy song for his 70th birthday. We added it to our set to work it out for the session and kept playing it every night because everyone loves that song. We worked up a version of ‘Jukebox Babe’ because our sound engineer Larry got it stuck in his head and was singing it all the time. We figured, we may as well play it if we’re going to hear it all the time,” the band explains.
“The Stooges and Iggy, and Suicide/Alan Vega/Martin Rev, are all huge influences on us. But we never want to do faithful covers of great songs, because what’s the point. So we tried to push both of the tracks in less obvious directions, incorporating other influences, like California psych and cosmic disco, giving them more of a summer vibe. We knew Sonic Boom was working outside of Lisbon, so we asked him to produce the tracks, recording them in August for maximal summer heat.”

Moon Duo Tour Dates & Tickets



Following the release of Occult Architecture Vol 1 & 2 earlier this year, Sanae & Ripley return to the UK early next year.

2017 has been a busy year for Moon Duo, releasing not one but two albums and touring the world from Mexico to South Africa, including their largest London headline show to date at a sold out Heaven. Now, as the year draws to a close, they have announced plans to return to the UK at the start of 2018.

Moon Duo live dates:
Jan 26th - Button Factory, DUBLIN
Jan 27th - Black Box, BELFAST
Jan 28th - Crane Lane, CORK
Jan 30th - Hare and Hounds, BIRMINGHAM
Jan 31st - La Belle Angele, EDINBURGH
Feb 1st - White Hotel, MANCHESTER
Feb 2nd - District, LIVERPOOL
Feb 3rd - Brudenell, LEEDS
Feb 4th - XOYO, LONDON
Earlier in 2017, Moon Duo released Occult Architecture Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 - a psychedelic opus in two separate volumes - an intricately woven hymn to the invisible structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark into light. Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. The Yin (darkness, night, earth) is represented on Vol. 1, where Vol. 2 presents the Yang. Yang means “the bright side of the hill” and is associated with the sun, light and the spirit of heaven.

Moon Duo Tour Dates & Tickets
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