Moon Duo is the San Francisco twosome of Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips’ Erik Johnson. It’s not surprising they mention Suicide, Silver Apples, and Royal Trux as influences. As the last name in that series hints, they’re also into soulfully noise and jazzed-out experimentation (Coltrane, Rashied Ali show up in their one-sheet). They recently released a great, fuzzed-out four-song, 30-minute collection called Escape via Woodsist. This gorgeous black and white video directed by Jacqueline Castel (U.S. Girls, Gary War, Blank Dogs) offers visual accompaniment for the title track from their previous Killing Time 12″. “Killing Time” is more underworld insular than what you’ll find on Escape, but the clip finds them trekking across an extremely expansive (albeit shadowy) landscape.
The Killing Time EP is out via Sacred Bones.