Interview: SXSW 2011 with The Soft Moon from San Francisco


The Soft Moon
at the Echoplex – Photo by Ivette Orenos for Grimy Goods

Their dark, their mysterious and their one of those bands that just radiates “coolness.” If you’re headed to SXSW, be sure to add The Soft Moon to your showcase schedule. The brainchild of Luis Vasquez, The Soft Moon have that 80s post punk feel with some new wave and goth sprinkled in. They’re something not of the ordinary and will reel you in with their sonic and visual mystery. Their music is hauntingly dark and bellows with heavy bass guitar riffs and hypnotic synth melodies. With whispering vocals paired with drawn out melodic build ups and chaotic spurts of madness, The Soft Moon will engage you with their “post-apocalyptic” radness.

 

  • How many SXSWes have you done?
    This is my first SXSW experience.
  • What showcases are you doing this year?
    Primavera, Forcefield/Terrorbird, Stereogum/Sacred Bones, Pitchfork, Mexican Summer, Windish
  • What bands do you want to see at SXSW year?
    There’s a ton of bands I really want to see. Looking forward to seeing Weekend, A Place to Bury  Strangers, and Beach Fossils.
  • What word of advice would you give to newbie SXSWers?
    I’m a newbie myself. So, I could actually use the advice myself!
  • SXSW drink of choice?
    Ice cold beer

Words: Sandra Burciaga

 

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