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The best music videos that crossed my video screen this week — the top three on the list you’ll find below — are paranoid little masterworks of dread and disorientation and confusion. I have no idea what any of them are about, but all of them crept their way into my bloodstream and radiated menace… More »

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month’s mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September’s grand finale has all the classic ingredients of a prosperous autumn: rap, punk, post-punk, R&B, and a Paul Westerberg song. They appear here generally in that order, diligently sequenced to include Weekend Money +… More »

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

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The Soft Moon – “Desertion”

Luis Vasquez always manages to find the beauty in isolation. Even at their most raucous, his songs as the Soft Moon carry a certain melodic,…
James Rettig | March 9, 2015 - 7:02 pm

The Soft Moon – “Far” Video

The Soft Moon have shared a video for "Far," the second single off their forthcoming new album, Deeper. The video was directed by duo Y2K
James Rettig | February 10, 2015 - 2:53 pm

The Soft Moon – “Black”

Luis Vasquez, bka The Soft Moon, makes the kind of high-strung and anxious industrial tracks that could soundtrack a mental breakdown or a walk through…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 2, 2014 - 12:06 pm

The Soft Moon – “Hunger”

Luis Vasquez's Bay Area postpunk project the Soft Moon make songs when they want to, but they're just as interested in doing full-on gut-scraping blare.
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2014 - 12:18 pm

The Soft Moon – “Feel”

Brooding, Factory Records-indebted Bay Area post-punkers the Soft Moon put out their sophomore album Zeros in 2012, and while they haven't yet made any noise…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2014 - 11:42 am

The Soft Moon – “Want” Video (NSFW)

Between MS MR's clip for "Hurricane" yesterday and this, the Soft Moon's video for "Want," I'd like to suggest to Tom that perhaps this week's…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 9, 2013 - 5:05 pm

The Soft Moon – “Insides” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, Bay Area postpunkers the Soft Moon released a tough, terse album called Zeros. And now here's director Jacqueline Castel's eroding black-and-white video for…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2013 - 10:11 am

The Soft Moon – “Die Life” Video

The Soft Moon's "Die Life" is a breathy, fuzzy track and the band has crafted a jarring black and white clip featuring a wall of…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 8, 2013 - 10:51 am

How to destroy angels_ – “Ice Age (The Soft Moon Remix)”

Here's one of those moments where the remixer and remixee are perfect complements to one another: Bleak Bay Area postpunkers the Soft Moon taking on…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2012 - 12:09 pm

The Soft Moon – “Insides”

Stereogum40 Class of '11 alum the Soft Moon are set to release a new LP, Zeros, this fall. This single "Insides" is one of its…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2012 - 12:25 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland's MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

The Soft Moon – “Die Life”

The clangorous San Francisco postpunk group the Soft Moon have made a name for themselves with 2010's self-titled album and last year's Total Decay EP…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2012 - 11:54 am

Progress Report: The Soft Moon

Name: The Soft Moon Progress Report: Luis Vasquez talks about the recording of the Soft Moon’s forthcoming sophomore LP. The Soft Moon’s…
T. Cole Rachel | May 17, 2012 - 3:22 pm

The Soft Moon vs. John Foxx & The Maths – “Evidence”

Melancholy San Franciscans the Soft Moon posted a new track a little earlier, a collaboration with ex-Ultravox singer John Foxx and his band, the Maths.
Corban Goble | May 16, 2012 - 2:04 pm

The Soft Moon – “Total Decay” Video

The video for the Soft Moon's excellent "Total Decay" pins Luis Vasquez's minimalist visual aesthetic to his spectral, Factory-styled post-punk clamor. It's clenched up with…
Amrit Singh | October 28, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It's gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year.
Stereogum | September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm