The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #6 - Moon Duo

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Moon Duo

WHAT: Circles

WHEN: October 2012

WHERE: Sacred Bones Records

WHY: We already know I adore Wooden Shjips. It should logically follow that anything Shjips honcho Ripley Johnson is involved in, I will more than likely be more than a little into. Enter Moon Duo's 2012 effort Circles. Definitely in the same vein as Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo takes the hazy, crazy, skillfully scattered psych rock that is a Wooden Shjips hallmark and flips it on its head, speeding things up, adding in traces of poppiness and throwing in beats that you can almost, dare I even say it, cut a rug to. Pretty much masterful.  

MY JAMS: "Sleepwalker" "I Been Gone" "Sparks" "Dance Pt. 3" "Free Action" "Rolling Out"


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